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Topic Title: This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket
Topic Summary: to prove the Earth is flat.
Created On: 11/22/2017 03:28 PM
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 11/22/2017 03:28 PM
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WG

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"I don't believe in science," said Hughes, whose main sponsor for the rocket is Research Flat Earth. "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."

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 11/22/2017 03:30 PM
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WG

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Best comment on twitter:

"I'm afraid he will only prove that the earth is hard."

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 11/22/2017 03:44 PM
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Bamboo

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Ok, there is no science he says now. 

Let's see what he says after he launches (if he isn't a greasy spot in the Mojave).

 



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 11/22/2017 04:32 PM
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HAPDigital

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I know what's going to be flat and it's not the earth.
 11/22/2017 05:28 PM
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dingpatch

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Da Moon landins was fake. Wrestling is real.
 11/22/2017 06:26 PM
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fishkller

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Please please live stream this...




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 11/22/2017 07:19 PM
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nukeh2o

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Visions of wily coyote strapping on acme rockets. mmbeep beep.....
Wonder if his kids wear "i am not a pizza" t shirts
 11/22/2017 07:40 PM
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HAPDigital

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Originally posted by: nukeh2o Visions of wily coyote strapping on acme rockets. mmbeep beep..... Wonder if his kids wear "i am not a pizza" t shirts
 11/22/2017 08:17 PM
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Cole

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It will be quite a shock when he gets up there, looks down and sees a ball.

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 11/22/2017 08:34 PM
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nukeh2o

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And then dies of asphyxiation. Wonder if gravity, a retrorocket, or a parachute entered in to the equation. But simply watching a ship go over the horizon was apparently beyond his grasp....
 11/23/2017 07:31 AM
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DaveFL76

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Originally posted by: Cole It will be quite a shock when he gets up there, looks down and sees a ball.
Didn't Concords fly high enough to see the curvature of the earth? Seems like if that's what he was really trying to prove he could do the same with a balloon and a GoPro. But I guess that wouldn't make the news.
 11/23/2017 07:58 AM
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johnnyboy

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What's the formula for immediate regret?

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 11/23/2017 08:09 AM
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TeeBirdForever

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Here's some mechanical engineer (and aero, right Bamboo?) speak: "Formulas are for babies".

We don't use formulas, we solve equations.

We also have a sticker next to the toilet paper: "Do not exceed 300 RPM."

 11/23/2017 11:04 AM
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Bamboo

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And, I have a reference book for damn near everything from ordnance to little red rubber balls.  But they are for reference, an  Engineer/scientist knows how to apply and temper those factors to solve the equations!

 

Love placards....i even have one that says Do not drop, kick, or roll this weapon.  Seriously!



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 11/23/2017 11:45 AM
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RegularJoe

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Please tell me FK is the pilot!
 11/27/2017 05:14 AM
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Bamboo

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Was suppose to launch on Saturday, but was delayed.

1.  Didn't have proper permissions to launch that class of rocket on gov't land.

2.  Motor home launcher rig broke down in driveway as he was leaving.

Supposedly he found some private land he intends to use, but there are still some FAA regulations he needs to address.  

I'm sure he will get it all figured out 'cuz he has the formulas. 



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 11/27/2017 05:42 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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I have seen this movie before. It usually does not end well.



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 11/27/2017 05:59 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: Bamboo

Was suppose to launch on Saturday, but was delayed.




1.  Didn't have proper permissions to launch that class of rocket on gov't land.




2.  Motor home launcher rig broke down in driveway as he was leaving.




Supposedly he found some private land he intends to use, but there are still some FAA regulations he needs to address.  




I'm sure he will get it all figured out 'cuz he has the formulas. 



Permitting should be a cinch in the Trump era. He just needs to just say how Obama kept him launching and Trump will approve it through a poorly written Executive Order.



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 11/27/2017 08:50 AM
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johnnyboy

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Rules and regulations are whats holding this country back. Let them the man advance formulas for all of our benefit.

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 11/27/2017 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by: HAPDigital

Originally posted by: nukeh2o

Visions of wily coyote strapping on acme rockets. mmbeep beep.....

Wonder if his kids wear "i am not a pizza" t shirts




LMAO, nice one!


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