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The Lounge / Hi all! What have I missed?
« on: July 21, 2020, 02:00:07 PM »
The biggest drama would be if anyone switched sides. Has it happened?? That would be amazing.

In other news, how is everyone? Anything significant in your lives?

Nothing big here, single, living alone--kind of done with trying to not be single. I started watching Avatar the Last Airbender and I definitely resonate with the Airbender lifestyle of being free. But at the same time I think I found the spot I want to live in forever and never leave. I'd still argue that I'm an airbender because I'm not putting down roots. I'm just occupying this space until I return to dust.

Anyway, hi!  Hope you're all well (all things considered of course) ^-^

Flat Earth General / OFFICIAL 2019 POLL: When will we travel beyond ISS?
« on: October 15, 2019, 03:01:25 PM »
NASA says they want to return to the moon by 2024. SpaceX wants to fly around the moon in 2023.

Are we really within 5 years of this monumental achievement?

I thought I recall seeing a thread about antivaxxers and tfes was saying "they're giving conspiracy theorists a bad name". Could anyone help me in finding that thread?


Flat Earth General / Collection of Dates
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:07:24 PM »
OP's note: I regularly make posts (example 1 (2014), example 2 (2016)) containing a collection of dates so that we can all keep tabs on the big promises that space companies are making. Most dates come and go but a few milestones do occasionally happen along the way. This is in FEG because it is related to The Conspiracy and some of it you can witness the action or fakery yourself if you plan ahead (SpaceX rocket landings for example).

2018 recap

What didn't happen:

  • SpaceX to send Dragon 2 to Mars or the Moon
  • Blue Origin sending first customers to space.
  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • The first Crew Dragon - Humans to ISS via SpaceX rocket
  • Mars One uncrewed mission to Mars
  • Mars One crew training (still listed on their website)

What did happen

  • Falcon Heavy + car in space
  • Virgin Galactic reached space (suggested by Stash)

What's on the horizon (I'm sure there's more I could add to this list)

  • 2019: Crew dragon
  • 2021: James Webb Space Telescope
  • 2022: Announced 2019/11/19. SpaceX plans to land Starship on Moon 2022.
  • 2023:

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Great mathematics/physics video on Pi
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »
If anyone doubts the digits of pi, show them this video*

*and walk them through the math

The Lounge / StarBright
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:51:06 AM »
Dear StarBright,

You were a comet that streaked across my night sky, dazzling the velvety oceans that surround me. I let your light pour in through my pupils like a high beam LED light in a six-mile deep Thai cave. I lived in the moment, stunned like a deer. There was no future and no past. I gave no thought to where you might be headed or how long we had before we'd be separated by Earth's great bosom. I knew you were on a cosmic journey, one which I could not join. I had my own destiny navigating the kelp-filled waters island to island in the vast Archipelago of Alexander searching for meaning between the Old World and the New. I was fighting fate until fate threw me overboard. Now I'm washed ashore writing this message on the face of the flat earth, hoping your light will shine across its vast dome once more. If fate has it that you've joined another star to travel the great spinwheel with, I'm smiling for you. This message is here for you to find in case your journey ever brings you Widdershins. Otherwise, this message is for the silent stars, the ones who wait patiently for humans to perish. For consciousness to fizzle out. The spark of intelligence to extinguish. And then the great, eternal sleep dance party.



The Lounge / Swearing: not allowed in Angry Ranting??
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:19:27 PM »
What's the deal with no swearing? I understand in the normal boards, but not in Angry Ranting? How's a person supposed to Angrily Rant using euphemisms?  :-\

Flat Earth General / SpaceX's new Starhopper
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:04:20 PM »
SpaceX has built the first part of their new family of rockets, the Starhopper.

Elon Musk on Twitter:
Quote from: @elonmusk
Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering.

The Starhopper is the test vehicle akin to the Starship which will be the 2nd stage vehicle.

Much like the earlier Grasshopper*, the Starhopper will do short vertical flights in order to hone the landing technology for the next-gen rockets.

There is a lot riding on the development of the Starship, as it is promised to be the spaceship that will carry out the #DearMoon mission slated for the year 2023. You may recall a previous moon mission scheduled for 2018 that came and went without a peep from SpaceX as to why it was canceled. The 2 private citizens who were supposed to make the journey were never revealed and the trip was to be carried out on a Crew Dragon and a Falcon Heavy. The DearMoon mission, however, has been anything but hush-hush. The paying individual, Yusaku Maezawa, has said he will bring along 7 artists from various fields along with him.

Humans have yet to fly on any SpaceX rockets but 2019 is supposed to be the year. Astronauts are hoping to fly on a Crew Dragon lifted by a Falcon 9, with the first demonstration (uncrewed) happening early this year, possibly February.

*Grasshopper video

The Lounge / Who are the active OGs?
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:20:32 PM »
Post your join year.


What do we see in all videos from high up? We see blackness. We see earth, bright and colorful below and then we see blackness. A sky that is void of color and stars.

Nothingness. We've left the earth, the earth is below us. The entire earth is below us, but yet how much of it do we see?

We should see for miles and miles, right? We should see to the edge of the earth or at least to all the spots that the sun is lighting up.

If we went up to the edge of space at dawn or dusk, we'd see the edge of night but in the direction of the sun, we'd see a massive expanse of earth. We'd see so much in one direction but yet so little in another.

This is entirely not the case.

Every single time, something goes up to the edge of space we see the same mediocre distance in every direction. No new vast expanses under the sun, no views across oceans. We just kind of see a little bit farther. We see the next county over, or a little mountain that we know about. In fact, everything looks pretty mediocre. It's like the vastness of Earth is too much and getting up that high doesn't even give us a view of the whole thing.

But what looks the same in every direction? No matter what angle you look at it. A sphere.

This is 100x more important than looking for a curve. Do we see farther in one direction than another? Do we see everything under the sun? Because on a flat earth we definitely should. No, we see earth, black, sun. Lots of black between the earth and the sun and this does not make any sense in a flat earth world view.

Flat Earth General / Very public viewing of rocket landing
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:35:07 PM »
You are going to have to accept the fact that these rockets are landing. You don't deny airplanes landing and soon rocket landings will be normal.

Flat Earth General / My bet is nearly 5 years old
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:26:40 PM »
In 2012 I said
I bet in 10 years:

Round Earthers will have colonized Mars
Round Earthers will have people flying in space with a commercial company
Round Earthers will have set foot again on the moon

I bet in 10 years:

Flat Earthers will not have a map that works
Flat Earthers will not have any pictures from high up that shows what the Earth looks like
Flat Earthers will still refer to ENAG
Which side is making the most progress?
(colonized Mars in 2022... WOW)

The Lounge / The favicon
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:44:48 PM »
Lol the favicon.ico for this website is literally a globe

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Ancient memory technique
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:23:46 PM »
Using old techniques, anyone can mold their brain into a memory machine

What do you guys think?

SpaceX has announced that it will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in late 2018. The two people have paid a significant deposit and the cost is rumored to be around $35 million per person. The identities of the persons have not yet been revealed, although Musk says "nobody from Hollywood."


Liftoff is scheduled for Saturday February 18th at 10:01AM ET from NASA’s historic Kennedy Space Center. The rocket will blaze a fiery trail through the Florida sky and touch down minutes later.


Previous rocket landings have either been off-shore or at night. This will be the first in daylight and on land. Skeptics are welcome to go watch!!

Flat Earth General / Falcon 9 landing to happen during day and on land
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:32:56 PM »
SpaceX has been criticized on this board for making the rocket landings hard for the public to view by landing their rockets off-shore or at night... or both.

Ironically, both off-shore and at night is still visible to the public

See How I Accidentally Captured the SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing

Anyway, this February there will be a daytime Falcon 9 launch and RTLS (return to launch site) that you can see with your very own eyes. Is it a David Copperfield miracle? You'll just have to tell us!

The dates that are penciled in right now are February 14th or 15th.

Flat Earth General / Mars: It's coming faster than you think
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:05:47 PM »

42 rocket engines. That's going to be insane.

Flat Earth General / This is how the Falcon 9 was born...
« on: June 06, 2016, 08:46:21 PM »
Please spare a few minutes of your time for this wonderful video.

Flat Earth General / The sickest video of returning from space ever
« on: May 27, 2016, 08:13:39 PM »
SpaceX's launch today didn't necessarily break any space records but the rocket-cam video may have broken the record for coolest video ever.  I'm hoping we get a full-length hi-def version soon.

Flat Earth General / Landing on a barge publically viewable
« on: May 19, 2016, 01:46:47 PM »
At first, I thought the barge was too off shore for the public to view it, therefore not as easy to prove to skeptics that they're in fact landing a rocket. Skeptics claim any number of things: launching a rocket from sea and putting the reversed video online.

However, you can witness it from land. Perhaps not the whole thing but at least the reentry burn.

Flat Earth General / 360 degree rocket landing video
« on: April 30, 2016, 05:16:57 PM »
What do you think? Harder to fake 360 video? Why do it if you don't have to?

Flat Earth General / Commercial company to Mars 2018
« on: April 27, 2016, 05:14:27 PM »
SpaceX has announced to the public their intention of launching a Dragon 2 to Mars in the year 2018. Skeptics are calling attention to SpaceX's history of not meeting the timelines they set for themselves. Seeing how a launch window for another planet only comes a couple of years, this is an event it would hurt them too much to miss. The now infamous timeline that SpaceX has routinely not been met is the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon Heavy, the launch vehicle specific to this Mars mission, was first projected to fly in the year 2013 and is now projected to fly in November of this year.

The Dragon 2 is designed to land "anywhere in the solar system" says SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk. Unlike the delays of the Falcon Heavy, tests for the Dragon 2 have already begun. With 2 of 4 tests required for NASA's commercial crew program completed in 2015, the remaining are later this year and a full orbital test in 2017. The race to Mars seems a heated one but despite the apparent competition, NASA has agreed to cooperate with SpaceX on this endeavor. In exchange for the data SpaceX acquires from its Mars mission, NASA has agreed to contribute technical data from their many rovers and orbital satellite missions. There are critics on both sides due to NASA's ambitious Journey To Mars plans that have an out-of-this-world price tag. When asked why NASA is developing an SLS when SpaceX is preparing its own, NASA administrator Bolden replied that SpaceX is using old technology.

There will almost be no lull in the SpaceX news from now until the Mars launch provided there are no more mishaps. With only 3 of their projected 18 launches completed for the year, SpaceX is expected to launch no less than once a month through the end of the year and will be launching humans to the ISS in 2017. Following their first successful barge landing, launches from here on will be at least attempted to land. Whether or not the rockets land on the sea or on land depends on the mission profile. For the remaining 15, you can expect some of both.

The rest of the Mars mission details and a full long-term plan are expected to be announced at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico this September. The outcome of this summer's landing attempts and SpaceX's first rocket re-use may hurt or strengthen the realism of SpaceX's city on Mars proposal. Afterall, skeptics are running out of things to say about SpaceX and certainly their Mars plans will re-populate their notepads, but SpaceX has a chance this summer to prove themselves as far superior to what they were just a year ago.

Flat Earth General / Where are the flames on this rocket?
« on: April 15, 2016, 08:02:55 PM »
I am a round-earther of course, but even if I don't understand something I will bring it up.

There might've been a time or two I didn't bring up something suspicious.

Anyway, I'm trying to find why this rocket on the Mercury mission didn't have any flames.

I can't find another clip of this, it's only in this fan-made video. It's at :19 seconds in.

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Does anyone know??

I'll let you all know if I find anything. Until then, I thought flat-earthers might enjoy it.

The Lounge / I'm going to meet a real-life flat earther
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:49:36 PM »
It's shocking but it turns out there is a flat-earther in my town.

Flat Earth General / What does the full earth look like from space?
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:07:28 PM »
NASA cannot give us images and video this high quality. This is a Japanese geostationary satellite. The USA doesn't have a geostationary satellite that images the earth like this one.

This is the span of 1 month.
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Flat Earth General / Two views of solar eclipse from space
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:39:50 PM »
Often people say the clouds don't move when viewing a spinning earth from space. Whereas seeing earth from a geostationary satellite, one can observe the movements of the clouds.

Today we have two satellites constantly sending back *full-view* images of earth. One views the lit portion of earth, while the other is always above the southwestern part of the pacific. The former is the DSCOVR satellite that I've talked about a lot, the latter is the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite. DSCOVR's images are far inferior to Himawari's. I would encourage you to look into the Himawari satellite further if you enjoy

Compare these two gifs if you doubt the shape of the planet.

Flat Earth General / Beautiful time-lapse of yesterday's solar eclipse
« on: March 09, 2016, 11:06:57 AM »

Puts our DSCOVR satellite to shame.

You flat-earthers and us round-earthers should join forces to combat the real conspiracy which is the oil-industries bending the arm of government from exposing how damaging we are to the Earth's atmosphere. That's why Japan has a better satellite viewing the Earth than the US.

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