Flat Earther Tries So Very Hard To Argue With Astronaut And Gets Humiliated On Live TV

If you’re in a plane, and you for some reason don’t believe that flying is possible, and you decide the best way to express this is to argue with the pilot on board, you should only expect one outcome: You will be completely humiliated in public. Do not do this.

Similarly, if you are a flat Earth advocate – either in troll form or you’re a dyed-in-the-wool believer – and you argue with an astronaut, you will get precisely the same outcome. The latest example of this comes courtesy of a British TV show, GoodMorning Britain.

The astro-star this time around was former NASA astronaut Colonel Terry Virts, an award-winning pilot who retired from the venerable space agency just last year. He’s spent 200 days on the International Space Station (ISS), and is a pretty awesome science communicator.

Clearly amused and a little baffled by the resurgence in the flat Earth conspiracy theory, the hosts of Good Morning Britain invited Virts onto their show.

“Let me just ask you: Is the Earth round or flat?” one host asked.

“It’s round,” he responded.

“How do we know?” the host fired back.

“Well, so they put me on a space shuttle. They hit the red button and they launched me into space going eastbound at 17,000 miles per hour. Thankfully, I came back around to the other side. If the Earth was flat, I would have just kept going.”

Then a man named Mark Sargent appears via video link. All you need to know about this person is that he considers the planet to be flat.

“I think the Earth is flat, and the biggest reason is – go to the beach with a high-powered HD camera and look off into the distance. Ten, fifteen years ago, you could see ships go off into the horizon,” he began.

“Now, you can bring them back into frame. All you need to do is crank up the zoom.”

He then adds, like a horrible ode to Shakespeare or The Truman Show: “All the world’s a stage. We’re basically living on a big sound stage and nobody figured it out until 1956.”

Virts then produces photographs he himself took from space, clearly showing the curvature of our rather beautiful blue marble, aurorae and all.

“I’m actually going to Antarctica this weekend, so I’ll look around for the guards down there that are keeping us safe,” he says, with a smile.

Sargent then explains that the reason people like Virts are lying to everyone is because if the world is flat, then it means “it was built by someone, which means you’re not alone.”

He goes on to say the Moon landings were faked too, but he doesn’t believe Elvis is still alive.

Here is a recent video recorded by NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresni during a spacewalk and Earth's definitely not flat.


  1. Ask your doctor if psychotropics are right for you!

  2. IF the earth was flat, THERE'D BE NO HORIZON! A large enough zoom lens could see the edge!

    What a bunch of fucking idiots.

    My favorite sentence of the new millennium: "There are chapters of the Flat Earth Society all around the globe."

    1. Just ask them what's on the other side, or underneath, if the world is flat.

  3. A camera with a fish eye lens filmed from a high altitude balloon ,i hear a lot of noise and even when he moves the tedder ,in the vacuum of space there would be no noise at all in the video...makes me sick how hollywood is the best they have...

    1. sound will travel through any medium. metal, glass, plastic, idiots etc.

    2. It makes me sick when people act like know-it-alls and think that space is a vacuum for one, and two, think that sound travels less through a vacuum...? BESIDES the fact a fish-eye lens does the OPPOSITE of what they'd need it to do IF that earth was flat. @Joe Catita do your research bud. I'm half your age but you need to take preschool again.

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  4. These flat earth believers are complete morons, why do we even humor them anymore? They simply dont have the IQ points to comprehend whats already been proven.

    1. Right. They should be ignored because even given a few lines to an idiot makes them think their not idiots.

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