Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:22:47 AM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

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Please help.
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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 06:55:42 AM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

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Please help.

3 Miles would be just north of 15,000 feet. Why not just take a commercial flight and look out your window, you'd be at 34k-38k feet. No rocket required.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 09:38:28 AM by Pete Svarrior »
Not much is known about the celestial bodies and their distances.

Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 07:21:43 AM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

[fundraiser link removed ~pete]

Please help.

3 Miles would be just north of 15,000 feet. Why not just take a commercial flight and look out your window, you'd be at 34k-38k feet. No rocket required.

But you still need a view of like 60 degrees to see that your assumption of a flat earth is incorrect.
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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 08:34:21 AM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

[fundraiser link removed ~pete]

Please help.

3 Miles would be just north of 15,000 feet. Why not just take a commercial flight and look out your window, you'd be at 34k-38k feet. No rocket required.

But you still need a view of like 60 degrees to see that your assumption of a flat earth is incorrect.

And then there's that too. You're not going to see a curve at 35k feet, maybe a smidge north of 75k, a smidge more at 100k. Why this person went to all the trouble set up a gofundme for 15k is baffling.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 09:39:08 AM by Pete Svarrior »
Not much is known about the celestial bodies and their distances.

Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 08:42:58 AM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

[fundraiser link removed ~pete]

Please help.

3 Miles would be just north of 15,000 feet. Why not just take a commercial flight and look out your window, you'd be at 34k-38k feet. No rocket required.

But you still need a view of like 60 degrees to see that your assumption of a flat earth is incorrect.

And then there's that too. You're not going to see a curve at 35k feet, maybe a smidge north of 75k, a smidge more at 100k. Why this person went to all the trouble set up a gofundme for 15k is baffling.

Let's buy him a ladder, then he can have a look from 3 meters up!
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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 09:22:01 AM »
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The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

Good for you... but I can think of two (sorry.. three) reasons why it wouldn't work.

1. 3 miles up is not enough to see the curve of the Earth so seeing a flat horizon from that altitude would not prove your flat Earth belief.
2. The Earth is not flat so your experiment would fail even if you could make it to 30 or even 300 miles.
3. FE people seem to have a habit of not accepting evidence obtained from a camera.

From the FAQ page...

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In general, we at the Flat Earth Society do not lend much credibility to photographic evidence.

However it is your choice of course so good luck....

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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
Right, a few things:

Honu666 - you're a first-time poster and you're immediately begging for money. This is not how we do things around here, and I've removed all links to your fundraiser.

everyone else - there is absolutely no need for you to quote the entire thread every time you post. Please only use the quote function when it's actually useful (if in doubt - don't), and when you do, limit the quote's content to the relevant part.

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Let's buy him a ladder, then he can have a look from 3 meters up!
Keep your amazing clapbacks to CN and AR. You've only just come back from a ban for precisely this sort of stuff. I'll give you one last warning before a longer ban.
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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 04:40:11 PM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

You can verify or deny this from the ground, from as little as 200m above sea level, by carrying out your own observational experiments. Shall I tell you how?
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Re: Im trying to build a rocket to prove the earth is flat
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 03:09:05 PM »
The goal is to attach a small camera to the outside of a solid state fuel rocket 3 miles into the air that will allow me to see that the earth is indeed flat.

You can verify or deny this from the ground, from as little as 200m above sea level, by carrying out your own observational experiments. Shall I tell you how?

A trip to the top of pikes peak at 15k would do the same thing as his rocket.  It would prove nothing
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