SpaceX 1. SpaceYuks 0.

February 7, 2018


While SpaceX managed to launch a giant Falcon Heavy rocket this week, using primitive “math” and “physics” – the science denial community was not to be outdone.

Ok, outdone this time, but they are determined, and they know they’re right.

Down, but not out.


Over the weekend, flat-Earther and DIY rocketeer Mike Hughes tried again to launch himself into space. Unfortunately, he failed. As a result, his belief that the Earth isn’t round stands. The Washington Post has been following Hughes’s misadventures:

All critics would be silenced, Hughes promised then, when he finally launched on private property outside the town of Amboy, Calif., on Saturday….

“I pulled the plunger five different times,” Hughes said. “I considered beating on the rocket nozzle from the underneath side. But you can’t get anyone under there. It’ll kill you. It’ll scald you to death. It’ll blow the skin and muscle off your bones.”..

Hughes’s plans are unclear now. He said he’d take apart the rocket to see what went wrong, but he has commitments to think of besides science. He was supposed to be in court on Tuesday, he told the crowd, because he was suing the governor of California for unspecified reasons. He was also trying to claim the legal right to Charles Manson’s guitar. He is a man of many ambitions…

“Guys, I’m sorry,” Hughes said. “What can you do?”


5 Responses to “SpaceX 1. SpaceYuks 0.”

  1. […] Flat earth rocketeer fizzled,  but climate denial still going strong in Idaho. […]

  2. Don Osborn Says:

    Chuck, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt here, but do you have any idea how offensive your “oven” comment could be taken???

    • livinginabox Says:

      Religious individuals have for a long time made it their business, indeed god-given duty to oppress, victimise, incite and coordinate violence against and murder those of unconventional sexuality, no religion, different religion and those who have abandoned a religion or changed their religion. Furthermore, religious individuals have been guilty of mass-murder and genocide, since time immemorial. I recommend you read-up about witch trials and the crusades (especially the Albigensian crusade).
      IIRC all major religions are found wanting in this regard.
      As for Mr flat-Earther, I’d quite like him to get high-enough to experience the heat of reentry. It might achieve what vast amounts of evidence should have done.

  3. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Props for including a picture of Great A’Tuin, the only chelonian to appear in the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram.

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