A Man Is Launching Himself In A Homemade Rocket In Order To Prove The Earth Is Flat

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A Man Is Launching Himself In A Homemade Rocket In Order To Prove The Earth Is Flat

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A California man plans to launch a homemade rocket in order to prove the Earth is flat.

This weekend, "Mad" Mike Hughes will send himself off in his steam-powered rocket, and will be live streaming the event on the internet. He has spent $20,000 on his scrap metal endeavor, where it will be launched 1,800 feet into the air.

According to The Guardian, the risky flight will be launched behind a converted motor home, which is sponsored by a flat-Earth research group.

"If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot," Hughes said. "It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive," Hughes said.

The 61-year-old limousine driver also made a few heads turn after he made an outlandish comment involving the accuracy of science.

"I don't believe in science," he said. "I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that's not science, that's just a formula.There's no difference between science and science fiction."

Hughes built his first rocket in 2014, where he successfully flew a quarter-mile over Winkelman, Arizona.

Last year, Hughes was interviewed by a flat-Earth community web show, where he spoke about his quest to prove to the world it isn't sphere-shaped.

"It will shut the door on this ball earth," he said.

Hughes added once he verifies his conspiracy theory,  he hopes to uncover other hidden secrets of the globe.

"We need an individual who's not compromised by the government," the host told Hughes. "And you could be that man."

Once Hughes completes his rocket mission, he plans to announce his bid for governor of California.

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