Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy

By Stephanie Pappas

Yesterday’s successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket also sent an unusual payload into space: a cherry-red Tesla Roadster “manned” by a dummy named Starman and equipped with cameras that provided gorgeous views of Earth against the backdrop of space.

But flat-Earthers aren’t buying it.

“People who believe that the Earth is a globe because ‘they saw a car in space on the Internet’ must be the new incarnation of ‘It’s true, I saw it on TV!’ It’s a poor argument,” tweeted The Flat Earth Society, an organization dedicated to spreading the (incorrect) notion that the Earth is not round. “Why would we believe any privately held company to report the truth?” the organization added.

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