Photo: SpaceX Flickr / RIA Novosti
The Tesla Roadster, was launched into space on a rocket, the Falcon Heavy, will be out of range of earth’s telescopes Wednesday, February 14. The live broadcast will open on the website of the Virtual Telescope Project, it will start at 15:15 GMT. It is reported by Mashable.
As the newspaper writes, scientists believe that the car will go beyond the orbit of Mars to the asteroid belt, in 2020 flying past the red planet at a distance of seven million miles.
6 Feb Rasah launched the Tesla Roadster with driver-the dummy behind the wheel. The machine performs the role of the payload on the rocket, the Falcon Heavy, which SpaceX called the world’s most powerful media. Elon Musk has admitted that he did it “for fun, because when you are testing a new missile, the engineers put something really boring on Board, such as a block of concrete, or a piece of steel, or something like that”.
On 8 February, the Virtual Telescope Project and astronomers have noticed the Tesla Roadster, which looked like a bright dot against the background stars. At this time, the car was from the Earth at a distance of 470 thousand kilometers.
Video, photo All from Russia.