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Elon Musk: "Apparently there is a car in orbit around Earth."

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Live Views of SpaceX's Starman

"Yes, sending a sports car and astronaut-themed dummy into space is largely ridiculous — but the vehicle does serve an actual purpose. When new rockets are tested, they often carry a demonstration cargo load, like blocks of concrete or steel, to simulate the weight the rocket must lift into space. But SpaceX CEO Elon Musk thought this would be just too boring, so instead he launched an all-electric Tesla Roadster, with the daring Starman strapped into the driver seat."

  • SpaceX
  • Starman
  • Falcon Heavy
  • Tesla
  • Mars