Oops! NASA refers to “a stationary atmosphere over a flat, non-rotating earth”


NASA refers to “a stationary atmosphere over a flat, non-rotating earth”

If the earth is a spinning globe (oblate spheroid) in the infinite vacuum of space then why does NASA in “NASA Reference Publication 1207 – August 1988” on page 30, refer to a “a stationary atmosphere over a flat, non-rotating earth”?



16 thoughts on “Oops! NASA refers to “a stationary atmosphere over a flat, non-rotating earth”

  1. Bobby April 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Great find… Did somebody get canned for this?? B


  2. James Brown April 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply

    First off if you are going to quote something give the reader a chance to look at the context. The full report is at this url. Noone claimed the earth is flat in this document, they were giving the equations to make a model for the sake of testing as anyone who reads the report will see. http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890005752.pdf

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    • jwlpeace April 6, 2016 at 1:21 am Reply

      thanx. there are many more NASA references to FE in rocket tests that we will publish soon w/ links.


    • predator December 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm Reply

      For testing what? Equations on a flat earth? Why would they do that and how would they do that if the earth is not flat, or a non rotating flat earth?

      They going to test flat earth flights on a ball earth?

      Did you know that all flight simulators are made with a flat non rotating earth. I guess they train pilots to fly on a non rotating flat earth, they just tell them it’s a ball.

      Is this correct?


      • H June 5, 2019 at 10:01 pm

        Ur dumb


  3. Bobby April 6, 2016 at 6:15 am Reply

    We are not like NASA here, we do not seek out proofs to fit our theories, but facts that support our evidence. B


  4. Skinny June 25, 2016 at 10:02 am Reply

    It makes sense to people who aren’t ignorant to science and who don’t disregard science and maths as fake ‘made up stuff’. Taking a few words out of context and not understanding the document is inept behaviour and misleading to others. The document also states ‘stationary atmosphere’ so what happened to winds and storms ? It also states ‘rigid aircraft’ but anyone working in aviation or just watching planes land can see and tell you wings and other parts flex during flight. The document says ‘constant mass’ as well so unless the aircraft is using some magical weightless fuel then it’s obviously another variable they are assuming to simplify rather complex equations.

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  5. Tim July 17, 2016 at 5:41 am Reply

    The “flat, non-rotating earth” is a simplifying assumption. I’m an engineer and these are used all of the time in modeling. The author of the report is simply stating that he didn’t take the rotation or curvature of the earth into account in his model. Anyone who would actually use this model would understand that. I’m sure it never occurred to the author that someone would pull this out to make a case for a flat earth.

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  6. frank2bad December 20, 2016 at 8:56 am Reply

    To Skinny

    You ask what happens to storms? nothing happens to them. the atmosphere doesn’t move. Things happen below the atmosphere where we are. whatever clouds are they are moving above us but doesnt have any impact on the atmosphere or “what we presume what an atmosphere is” by our definition.

    To Tim

    It is a simplifying assumption. However, if you are an engineer as I am myself, you can calculate many things in which the Math Nasa provides is wrong and does not add up to on a globe. But here is what I found….

    here is the sun. Yes in reality I know the sun doesnt change its shape. But that’s why I says by Perspective. . . You know if I am next to you and i walk say 2000 steps away from you, my body will appear to you to get smaller….

    this does not happen if the earth was a ball. The sun would not do this if 1. it was really 93 million miles away. and 2. if the sun was always hitting one half of the planet.

    What we clearly see is the sun move away from our area.

    If the earth was actually a ball. The sun would NOT change sizes at all perspetively. It would all be the same size, it would just move beyond the horizon without appearing to shrink in size.


    Its has not been debunked that the pics of earth are fake. lol its been attempted to be covered up and make it seem like its been debunked. A lie to cover another lie, will need another lie to cover another lie. . .

    There is No curvature. . . Here you can see chicago from over 60 miles away in michigan lol. You should not be able to see this on a globe with how the curvature works. It should be completely out of view.

    here it is again. No curvature. The scientifical explanation of why our eyes cant see this. Yes because its far. But because air has density to it. It has layers, so the farther you go out the thicker the air becomes, harder it is to see things. . .

    and here is the Bubbles in space lol. from the grand ISS. . .

    As I told someone else. big companies lie, they do have something to hide apparently. But this is only a few things.

    I would LOVE to know what we live on. but as soon as we all understand that you either trust the authority figure like we have been condition and trained to do… Or Trust your own senses.

    Its apparent that Nasa and space agencies are hiding something and lying.

    I dont know how big this thing we live on is. But I am willing to find the truth.

    Who saw the earth before Nasa who didnt have anything to hide? Auguste piccard and apparently admiral byrd. But they arent alive anymore.


    • Birdog410 March 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm Reply

      Mic drop!


  7. Gerson de carvalho May 14, 2017 at 1:13 am Reply

    A verdade fará cair muitos! Estão pouco a pouco perdendo o controle sobre as pessoas e isso gerará reações que não pouparão nossa geração.


  8. Ray Murray March 10, 2018 at 4:35 pm Reply

    There is no mystery behind document 1207.NASA knows the earth is flat and that’s why the Calculations are based on the earth being flat
    We do not live on a globe thats the greatest lie in human history.there is no space no vacuum.Thnk about it a vacuum needs a solid border to separate it from another pressure system this does not exist.if we did live on a ball without a barrier w would have the same pressure system a space.the FAA also calculate on the earth being flat.


    • Happy Birthday March 25, 2018 at 4:00 am Reply

      Ray, you might just want to look more deeply into why NASA uses the flat earth as a model. I am not a scientist but I’ve read the extensive and plausible explanations. That’s all I’ve got to say at the moment.


      • frank2bad June 30, 2020 at 1:18 am

        I think they would use a flat earth model because its the best way to test on. A model that doesnt rotate and doesnt move that would be amazing.

        Think about it. How can planes land if the earth is spinning east to west but the plane is landing north to south, or diagonally. .. How difficult that would be if that was the case. Thank god the earth isnt spinning.

        When youre doing testing, you need to list out things as they are. If the earth is moving, you have to list that.
        if its spinning, you have to list that. you need to make the testing accurate so that another can replicate your example and come out to the same answer/conclusion.

        Why would they list the ground as flat non rotating earth if its not flat, and is rotating.


      • Happy birthday June 30, 2020 at 2:05 am

        It’s not what you think. Look into why they used a flat plane. It’s not bc the earth is flat. Smh.


  9. Happy birthday June 30, 2020 at 2:06 am Reply

    Look into this more and see what the real reason is.


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