Last week we saw the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket in operation, take off delivering a Tesla roadster into space with a mannequin driver Starman behind the wheel. It was a great week for SpaceX led by South African billionaire and visionary Elon Musk. We even got to see the live video of Starman in space with views of our wonderful planet Earth. Nevertheless, that wasn’t enough for the conspiracy theorists supporting the “flat earth” theory to be convinced that our planet is not flat. They called the launch of Falcon Heavy fake, indicating that space travel doesn’t exist and that everything was manipulated.
“It certainly is interesting to see the shift of focus in space programs from official government, organizations to privately-run organizations. Whether or not that’s a good thing will, of course, vary with your political views, but the ultimate outcome isn’t much different. After all, corporations are driven by profit, not the pursuit of knowledge or truth,” the blog post of the flat-earth society reads, implying that the rocket didn’t launch the car into space.
The flat earth conspiracy theorists wanted to ensure that they covered everything regarding the launch of Falcon Heavy so they made sure to mention the live streaming of the launch, criticizing the company. They said that the launch was shown live in order to convince people that it’s real while in fact, it’s not.