The Flat Earth Society issues statement after Elon Musk launched a car into space
You’d think that the Flat Earth Society might go a bit quiet after a high-profile space launch where a Tesla car flew away from a visibly round Earth.
But no, the Flat Earth Society has actually issued a statement in the wake of Elon Musk’s successful launch of his Falcon Heavy rocket.
The Flat Earthers dismiss it as a hoax, saying it is a ‘good car advert’.
(Photo: SpaceX via AP)
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They also suggest that private companies (such as Tesla and Space X) have even more motivation to fake such footage.
A spokesperson for the Flat Earth Society said: ‘I would like to appeal to everyone, Round Earther and Flat Earther alike, to exercise more caution when approaching online content.
‘Exercise critical thinking. Seeing something on the Internet does not automatically render it true.’
You can read the Flat Earth’s Society’s full response below.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, we've received many questions about the recent SpaceX launch, and the resultant "live stream" of…
Posted by Flat Earth Society on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Musk previously spoke to the Flat Earth society, who responded to his Tweet asking, ‘Why is there no Flat Mars society?’
Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.
We hope you have a fantastic day!
— Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) November 28, 2017
The Falcon Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today following Tuesday’s inaugural test flight.
Musk says the final firing of the upper stage put his red convertible into a solar orbit that stretches all the way to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
In the driver seat of the Tesla is a space-suited mannequin nicknamed ‘Starman.’