Flat Earthers Mocked After SpaceX Launch Proves The Earth Is Round

***This is an older article, from 2020, still worth sharing.

It takes all sorts to make the world go round, even Flat Earthers. However, as millions watched SpaceX launch NASA astronauts into space, they became the subject of mockery online.

Last night, May 30, history was made as astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken reached for the skies in a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon crew capsule, heading straight for the International Space Station (ISS).

Not only is it the first time since 2011 that humans have blasted into orbit from US soil, but never has NASA sent a crew into space using a commercial spacecraft owned by a private company.

And, the footage from the launch is (further) proof (not that it’s required) that the Earth is spherical not flat.

Funnily enough, the Flat Earth community has remained pretty quiet in the wake of yesterday’s launch. One user wrote: ‘Hey #FlatEarth, we just launched two Americans into space completely live, with tons of live footage. Absolutely no way it could have been fake. Suck it, flerfs.’ 

However, some theories have already started circulating in the movement’s smaller circles. One account, The Flat Earther, wrote: ‘Why do you think earth is a globe? Because you see Photoshop images of it. Have you ever tried to prove the globe independently? If not, then you have no evidence of a globe.’

The well-known Flat Earth conspiracy theorist Michael ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes died in February when his homemade rocket crash landed in the California desert.

As the SpaceX vessel entered orbit, live footage was streamed to the world below of the planet in all its round glory. One user wrote: ‘One thing I can certainly clear up after watching that amazing event… the Earth is definitely not flat. Sorry Flat Earthers you’ve been debunked.’

Unbelievably though, despite the conclusive images available, they refuse to believe. In a screenshot from a Flat Earthers’ Facebook group, one wrote: ‘Oh they’re in space now but they’re surrounded by a bright white set, and that layering animation on the right is so awfully done it’s like a 1999 computer game.’

Hurley and Behnken are set to dock at the ISS later today at around 15:30 BST. As it’ll be a fully automated procedure, they shouldn’t need to intervene unless there’s any issues aboard the capsule.

As Dragon reached orbit, Hurley radioed to Earth: ‘Thank you for the first human ride for Falcon 9. It was incredible… appreciate all the hard work and thanks for the great ride to space.’

Commenting on the launch, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said: ‘It was just an amazing day. I’m breathing a sigh of relief but I won’t be celebrating until Bob and Doug are home safely.’


7 Replies to “Flat Earthers Mocked After SpaceX Launch Proves The Earth Is Round”

  1. david k gates

    FLAT? NO CHANCE————————–IF the planet were flat, cats would have knocked EVERYTHING over the edges long ago……

  2. Kirsten

    I don’t profess to know what shape the earth is, having never seen it from above in this life. But as Derek said, if the mainstream is mocking something, it probably has some truth in it. The thing is, it does matter in the sense that if something is built upon a lie, the whole thing is a lie. Also, since most people using their own perception see the earth as a flat plane (try sitting on the beach and staring at the ocean, for instance – it does appear flat), convincing everyone it is a globe is basically leading people not to trust their own perception and therefore making them easier to gaslight.

    I did a channel with the Arcturians a couple of years ago and asked them whether the earth was a globe or flat. They said they found it interesting that earth people argue about such things. (I agree, we shouldn’t be constantly trying to prove that we are right and others are wrong – that’s just distracting and doesn’t help growth.) Then they said the earth was neither a globe nor flat, precisely, and that creation is much more fluid than we imagine. So . . . again, I don’t know. But I do know that the majority of what we are taught in the mainstream is not the truth.

  3. william

    CREATOR ATON has told us many times the Summerians were 100% correct in their written text of what happened to our planet earth (formerly known as Tiamet )ZECHARIA SITCHIN WAS RIGHT! Flat,is Flat.Why so many think the physical nature of water allows it to adhere to the side of a globe (think of a basket ball ) the self annointed genus is wrong again,This is not trivial,it’s about mind control. all be-lie-fs are entangled with a lie,the truth is artfully placed over the hook so that we swallow the whole lie, hook line and sinker

  4. Bill

    I don’t think I’ll ever understand why both groups typically act like they need to prove the other wrong. It’s such a trivial thing, if Earth was suddenly announced as flat, it’s not going to suddenly change how reality has been working for everyone. Most people would probably go; “Hmm, that’s weird.” and then move on. Then you have people who believe earth is round go out of their way to pester or the other group with venom for no reason. You basically have the high ground why bother with people who aren’t easily convinced of anything?

    1. Marko

      Wow really? If they have been lying about that for hundreds of years, what else are they lying about???? EVERYTHING

  5. derek

    If main stream media is fact checking or mocking something, odds are its true, and they don’t want you to know it.

  6. Gustavo Frein

    Space X? You mean Mouse X. Did you not see the mouse crawing around the rocket while it was supposedly orbiting the Earth?