Flat-Earther to debunk round world ‘myth’ in homemade rocket

A self-styled mad scientist is preparing to launch himself into orbit in a homemade rocket in a bid to prove the Earth is flat.

‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, who has spent years building his own steam powered rocket, says this Saturday he will make it jump over Amboy, California – a Route 66 ghost town.

Hughes’ blast off is an attempt to raise media attention ahead of a more ambitious venture – to travel to the edge of space.

  • JoKeR
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  • DaninVan

    ????…if the Earth’s flat, how can you ‘orbit’ it?
    Is there an alternate World on the flip side?
    Why don’t they fall off, assuming they haven’t already?
    Did some fool Life Insurance salesman actually sell him a policy?
    “Yessir, the face value is $60K…the premiums are only $6K a month, payable a full year in advance.”

    • tom_billesley

      On the underside is a giant turtle carrying this disc shaped world of course.

  • simus1

    Steam powered rocket ?
    Oh. Oh.
    That sounds a lot like super strength Hydrogen Peroxide.
    The earth will certainly be flat around the launch site if the thing burps.

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    • Clausewitz

      Do you have a point with this post?????

      • Yo Mama

        Yep. He’s a moron.

      • Clink9

        Mr. Dick Cheese randomly drops in here.

  • Blacksmith

    Dayum Dude? take a plane ride ad get a window seat, it is a hell of a lot cheaper and you are more likely to survive it.

  • robins111

    We should encourage this behavior, I think the glow-bull warming crowd be loaded in them to research the effects of Arctic Ice meltdown

  • Brett McS

    A man of his convictions.

  • Millie_Woods

    Man, these are strange times.

  • How is this jackanapes any different from, let’s say, Climate Barbie?

  • Micky C.

    This would be more of a human interest story if he chose to actually ride the rocket. A la Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove.

  • Exile1981

    If it’s steam powered that means it’s covered under the ASME BPVC rules. It’s a good thing he’s doing it in california otherwise he’d be in trouble. Real states have rules about building pressure vessels for steam or other compressible fluids, california allows unlicensed mexican welders so I guess they are a little lax in enforcing the rules.