27 Nov '17, 8pm

A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket has been postponed again

A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket has been postponed again

By now, Mike Hughes should have already proved that the Earth was flat. That was according to his original plan, which had been to launch himself 1,800 feet high last Saturday in his homemade scrap-metal rocket over Amboy, California, an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert along historic Route 66. From the sky, he would snap a picture to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth. But a variety of roadblocks have forced him to push back his experiment, he claims. First, the Bureau of Land Management told him he couldn't launch his rocket on public land, even though Hughes insisted that the federal agency had given him verbal permission more than a year ago. A BLM spokeswoman said its local field office had no record of speaking with Hughes and that he had not applied for the necessary special recreation permit to hold an event on publ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/a-flat-earther-s-plan-to-launch-h...

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