Flat-Earthers have been relentlessly mocked online after it was pointed out that the live images from the SpaceX launch sort of proved the Earth is round.
Twitter users didn’t hold back as live images of Saturday’s launch from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center showed the Dragon crew capsule in orbit – with the Earth’s curvature in clear view.
One user trolled the Flat-Earthers and said: “Hey, we just launched two Americans into space completely live with tonnes of live footage.
“Absolutely no way it could have been fake. Suck it, filers.”
Another added: “Flat Earthers must be confused right now.”
A third commentator shared an image of a teenager raging with the caption: “Flath Earthers after watching the SpaceX launch.”
While others piled on the Flat Earthers, astronauts Bob Behken, 49, and Doug Hurley, 53, arrived at the International Space Station where they joined Chris Cassidy, the mission’s commander.
The launch was widely billed as a success, with SpaceX founder Elon Musk claiming to be “overcome with emotion”.
But,it didn’t take long for the group to dig their heels in, with Twitter user The Flat Earther sharing the following tweet with his 10,800 followers.
He said: “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 Flat Earther continued: “Have you ever tried to prove the globe independently? If not, then you have no evidence of a globe.”
Flat Earthers have gone to extreme lengths in their pursuit to prove that the world is not curved.
Mad Mike Hughes died earlier this year when he blasted off in his homemade rocket that crashed shortly after liftoff.
The 64-year-old died after the rocket hit the ground – possibly due to a parachute malfunction.
Footage taken at the time showed the steam-powered rocket climbing into the sky before it started to fall back to Earth.
Hughes was inside when it hit the ground.