SpaceX, that launched the super-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy, organized the broadcast of the flight of the Tesla Roadster, which has become an artificial satellite of the Earth. Unique footage can be seen on YouTube.
The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk to start said car launches to Mars just for laughs. On it informs TV channel CBS News. “Many don’t understand what the purpose of the flight vehicle to another planet. Yes its obviously not. Usually, when testing a new missile, they put something really boring on Board, for example, a block of concrete or a piece of steel or something like that”.
Driving the Roadster sits a mannequin wearing a helmet, named Starman. On the dashboard screen posted the words “Don’t panic” (Don’t Panic) — quote from “Guide for traveling hitchhiking through the galaxy” of Douglas Adams.
Photo: Elon Musk / Instagram
Later, Musk posted on his instagram a photo of one of the circuits of the vehicle which said it was “made by people on planet Earth.”
The vehicle for the song of David Bowie’s Space Oddity went into orbit, crossing the trajectory of the Earth and Mars. The chances of the Roadster to be closest to the Earth is minimal.
Video, photo All from Russia.