Mike Hughes, a resident of California will launch himself in a homemade rocket on Saturday to prove that the Earth is flat. An ardent believer in conspiracy theories surrounding flat Earth, Hughes believes that his mission will debunk the ball earth theory put forward by modern science. According to reports, the 61-year-old man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high with a rocket he made himself with scrap metals.
Mike Hughes: The weird flat earth believer
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Mike Hughes said that this is his first mission in his ambitious flat-Earth space program. Hughes aims to reach miles above the Earth with his rocket, which will help him to take the photograph of the flat disc in which we are living.
Hughes, who describes himself as 'Mad Mike', recently gave an interview to Infinite Plane Society, and during the talk, he lashed out against the governments and NASA for proclaiming the ball earth theory. According to Hughes, NASA is controlled by round-earth freemasons, who have been giving wrong information to the public for many years. He also added that Space X owner Elon Musk is making fake rockets from blimps.
In the talk, Mike Hughes also assured Flat earth believers that he will soon prove the exact shape of the Earth with his steam-powered rocket. Hughes also added that he needs to learn more about rocket science to reach more heights in the future.
This is not the first time that Hughes is performing similar stunts. In 2002, he set a record for a limousine jump, and from then, he has been making rockets to prove the flat earth theory. After many attempts, Hughes successfully developed a manned rocket in 2014, and successfully flew for more than a quarter mile over Winkleman.
A group of flat earth believers has crowdfunded money for Hughes's experiments. As of now, flat earth believers have funded more than $8,000 for the project, even though the initially set target was $150,000.