An American scientist is going to try and prove his belief that the Earth is flat. The man's name is Mike Hughes and he is 61 years old. He is a flat-Earther – someone who believes that the Earth is flat and not round. He has been interested science many years and taught himself how to make a rocket. He will get his rocket Saturday and fire it hundreds of meters the air. The rocket cost Mr Hughes $20,000 to make. Hughes said it is powered steam and can fly 800kmh. He told reporters why he made his rocket. He said: "I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do. No one the history mankind has designed, built and launched himself his own rocket."
Mr Hughes says when he flies Earth, he will take photos to prove that the Earth is flat and disc-shaped. He believes that the Earth is just a mass of land surrounded large walls ice at the edges. He said: "I don't believe science." He added that his project will "shut the door this ball-Earth" idea. He is a little worried about the flight. He said: "It's as scary as hell, but none us are getting of this world alive." Hughes said he wants to run Governor of California after his rocket tests. He hopes his flat-Earth discovery will help him do this. People can see Mr Hughes' flight this weekend live his website. He said he has put enough food for his four cats just in case something goes wrong.