Flat Earther Now Wants to Launch His Homemade Rocket Into Space

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At a flat-earth conference in May, Mad Mike Hughes will announce details of “an Antarctic expedition with the goal of reaching the edge of the world…to prove once and for all that this Earth is flat.” But before that, he’s heading for outer space.
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If you recognize the name Mad Mike Hughes, it’s likely because he strapped himself into a rocket last March and traveled three-tenths of a mile into the heavens in the name of Flat Earth awareness. (See for yourself!) Well, nearly a year to the date after that momentous achievement, the limousine-driving daredevil and gubernatorial candidate has announced he’s building upon the lessons learned last year and pushing the limits even further…
We caught up with him Thursday afternoon on the phone from California where he was “putting decals on the rocket right now!” Before any sort of Antarctica excursion, he’s planning for a May 9 launch either in New Mexico “or the middle of the ocean if the government tries to stop me…” He hopes to reach the Kármán line, some 62.8 miles above Earth where space begins. “That way, we’ll see what shape this rock really is,” he said.
“More people will watch this than those who watched the fake moon landing. It will be an incredible, incredible event. People will see what I’m seeing for three hours up there and back and they’ll be able to make up their own minds…. I’m the only guy capable of actually proving what shape this rock is, and that’s by going up into space to do it.”
The Science Channel is now filming Hughes’ progress. (Here’s a slick trailer for an upcoming documentary called “Rocketman”.)
And Hughes says he’s also claimed the legal entities that famous people are operating under, including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett, putting these powerful people in a precarious position because now “they can’t even exist…”
“I have a lot of court cases going on.”


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