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Tuesday afternoon Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket ever, into space and successfully landed its two rocket launchers back on the ground. It was a historic day for manned space travel. This launch was just meant to see if the rocket could send a payload into orbit so Musk and co. picked “the silliest thing [they could] imagine” which remained a secret until just recently and immediately became a huge joke.

That secret payload turned out to be Musk’s personal cherry red Tesla Roadster complete with a dummy (named Starman) in a space suit, a message that reads “DON’T PANIC” and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” playing on repeat. The little convertible was supposed to chart a path around the sun to gain enough speed to send it into Mars orbit. The six-hour live-streamed journey didn’t end exactly how it was supposed to though and the car overshot Mars and then headed into the Asteroid Belt. Whoops.

It was a fun day for everyone with the footage of the car in space inspiring memes and Musk in on all the hilarity. He kept the world updated on the rocket’s progress on Twitter and even commented on a leaked selfie from the control room. Wait, what do you mean that’s not Elon?

Some people who didn’t love the launch were those whose entire system of belief may have been shaken to its core. The shots of earth from Musk’s Tesla were incredible but one detail really stood out: the world looks very … not flat. After that revelation, the Flat Earthers had some big questions. The most pressing being: Why does the world look so spherical in these photos?

It’s important to remember that this isn’t the first time Elon Musk has taken on the Flat Earthers. In November he asked the Twitterverse why there is a Flat Earth Society but no Flat Mars Society.

Thankfully, someone had the answers. The Flat Earth Society replied to Musk themselves on Twitter and explained that while Mars has been proven through observation to be round, there is no such proof for Earth.

Now that there is some (new) photographic evidence from the Tesla orbit that the earth is actually round, did the Society change their tune? Are they all believers now? Absolutely not. They posted a condescending message on their Facebook page Wednesday telling people that they shouldn’t believe everything they see on the internet. We suppose that’s a fair point, but that doesn’t mean we’re on board with their (flat) world views.

After being owned by the Flat Earth Society, Musk did not engage in the debate any further, but some others did. The FES

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