The guy who is trying to launch himself into orbit in order to prove that the Earth is flat has hit some unforeseen difficulties in the past but this February he could get his chance.
The 61-year-old limo driver turned stuntman known as “Mad Mike” Hughes planned to launch a $20,000 rocket propelled by steam 1,800 feet into the air until the government axed his plans.
Hughes’ homemade rocket will carry him into orbit vertically as to avoid entering into public property and causing problems with the government on February 3rd.
Hughes’ launch won’t be able to witness the curvature of the Earth thus he won’t be able to prove the Earth is flat, but Hughes doesn’t believe in science.
He told the Associated Press,
I don’t believe in science. I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.
Hughes said in a series of Facebook posts that he will launch his homemade rocket over the deserted town of Amboy, California.