NASA Astronauts Just Responded To B.o.B’s Plans To Prove The Earth Is Flat, And It’s Amazing

Last week, rapper B.o.B made headlines after setting up a GoFundMe page to finance a rather bizarre project; sending a satellite into space to prove that the Earth is flat. His plans involve sending a satellite “as far into space as possible” to take a photo of the Earth, which he believes will look like a map.

Needless to say, it’s utterly absurd. There are already countless photos of the Earth from space, all of them showing a big old round globe. No amount of asking questions like this on Twitter will change that:

The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this

However, NASA astronauts, lovely as they are, have taken time out of their busy lives in order to save B.o.B a few U.S.D.

First up was Terry Virts, who has spent a lot of time on the International Space Station. He confirmed he’d seen just how round it is.

I can save BoB a lot of money- The Earth is round. I flew around it. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41399164?SThisFB  @bobatl @BBCWorld

Earth and moon seen from the International Space Station

Rapper raising funds to see if Earth is flat

US rapper B.o.B. is crowd funding the launch of a satellite to see if the planet is disc-shaped.

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Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, also jumped in to second this. It’s sort of what he does.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly also had advice for B.o.B, as well as video evidence that the Earth is round. If he takes the 35 seconds required to watch it, he’ll see just how round the world is, and save his GoFundMe donors the $200,000 he’s asking for.

It could definitely be better spent on Puerto Rico relief.

Other people who have traveled around the world in less glamorous ways have also jumped in to offer evidence to B.o.B.

I did too. It’s called an orbit: the curved path of a celestial object around a star, planet, or moon. https://twitter.com/astroterry/status/913008843570991105 

I’ve sailed round 1/2 of it & can confirm it’s a globe! You can see the tops of high clouds over the horizon fir a start.

So did all of this evidence directly tweeted at B.o.B from people who have seen the Earth from space convince him? Of course not. Not even close. B.o.B seems to believe it’s evidence that he’s getting close to the truth.

People usually discourage you from doing something when they have something to hide 😉

Which people from all around the globe obviously aren’t impressed by…

People usually discourage you from doing something when they have something to hide 😉

That‘s absolutely right!

„Don‘t touch the stove, it‘s really hot!“

– „Ahhh, that must be where you keep the gold then!“

🙄

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