Hey, Flat Earther, no need to launch a rocket to test your ideas

Memo to Mike Hughes – there are plenty of ways to check if Earth is flat or not without building your own rocket, says Ian Whittaker

Could 2000 years of belief be wrong? Are we in fact living on a disc rather than a globe? One believer from the Flat Earth Society is determined to find out. Mike Hughes is aiming to launch his own steam-powered rocket in California to see for himself if the Earth is flat.

For the last 50 years, we’ve been able to view pictures of our planet from space, which might seem like all the proof you need that it is in fact round. But the awareness of how easily images can be doctored and the

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