I guess we are never going to know nowhttps://www.newsweek.com/daredevil-mike-hughes-rocket-crash-1488622
Gravity is a bitch.
"Gravity is a bitch."
So is losing the parachute promptly after leaving the launch pad. Not a good sign for how things are going to end.
Ironically killed by the gravity that he would have denied
Clearly he didn't appreciate the gravity of the situation. (Is Trump going to have someone else to call "Rocket Man?")
No, I'm not making light of this guy's death, but it does prove Darwin was right.
Yep, Darwin was right! Sad that he did not see the error in his thinking before gravity interceded!
It is ironic that he he will end up getting the award from the same Darwin he denies.
It is not flat but it is hard.
That is hilariously sad...
... and I'm still laughing.
That guy got flattened when he landed.
His theory proved incorrect.
Similar to other conspiracy nuts who don't believe in the greenhouse effect and climate change caused by fossil fuel burning, the moon landing, and so on. The uneducated seem to have a knack for making really stupid decisions.
I was waiting for a deceptikon to save him at the last second.
Unfortunately, they belong in the same universe as the flat earth.
As they say, he was no rocket scientist.
But why a steam-powered rocket? Seems so...antiquated.
Why a removable parachute
Reminded me of Evil Knievel’s jump.
Gravity is just a theory
A lot of flat earthers don’t believe in gravity either
I guess he learnt about gravity. But he never got to evaluate the shape of the earth. Perhaps he could see it from heaven.
There are some strange people out there.
I'm guessing that at the apex of his flight, one of his last thoughts was "Wow, it isn't flat".
Sorry he died when he could have taken any commercial airline up to 35,000 feet for under $100. Or sent a camera in an high altitude balloon to 60-80 kfeet. This just shows that what is news is that which is unusual, bizarre, rare, odd, salacious or just plain weird.
@zeus140, but camera lens manufacturers are in on it by only developing lenses that cause distortion to make it look like the earth is not flat. Come on, catch up on your conspiracy theories!
@derotam - my optometrist is in on it too...
Je probably thought plane windows were TVs showing a distopian reality
next time try a test flight witout a human in it
dont give away the secret jim. flat earthers are doing it right
Indeed Jimgals. Let Darwin apply his laws of natural selection
Not only is the earth flat, but reality actually exists only on smartphones.