Nasa astronauts respond to US rapper's campaign to check if 'earth-is-flat'
Rapper B.o.B's fund-raising campaign to prove that the earth is flat has finally got some much-awaited reactions from Nasa astronauts
October 05, 2017 / 11:42 AM IST
Rapper B.o.B (L) and OneRepublic's lead singer Ryan Tedder (R) perform at the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles, California August 14, 2011. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E78F179O01
Nasa astronauts who have been a part some of the major space exploration projects have just reacted to US Rapper B.o.B’s online movement claiming that he was unable to spot the curve and that the earth is flat.
The rapper had previously started a fundraising page, with the objective to raise USD 2,00,000 (Rs 1.3 crore) on the GoFundMe crowdfunding website, where he refers to himself as “Flat Earth Bob”.
The flat theory is something that surfaced based on a grounded idea of questioning existing beliefs and practices. Proponents of the theory often believe that NASA employees are guarding the edge of the world to prevent people from falling off.
The campaign invited responses from several Nasa astronauts who had seen the curve for themselves.
Scott Kelly, who has been on four space flights and is former commander of International Space Station, tweeted:
The rapper claimed that he wants to raise funds for sending satellites into space.
"I'm starting this GoFundMe because I would like to send one, if not multiple satellites, as far into space as I can, or into orbit as I can, to find the curve," he said.
This is not the first time the B.o.B has been involved in quests for seeking astronomical answers.
Previously in 2016, he got embroiled in Twitter controversy with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Donors for the campaign also seem to be divided into two camps as well- where one group seems to be a strong set of believers in the theory the other is just throwing in a few dollars for fun and proving the rapper wrong.(Currency figures in 1 USD= Rs 65.11)