How would this happen
AT SpaceX again carried the first test launch of Falcon Heavy: on This time she should go to orbit of Mars in January 2018. But she will not go herself, yes also to music: in As a payload, the Tesla Roadster electric car will turn into a dark cherry color, the salon of which will be played by David Bowie 's song " Space Oddity " .
As reported in his Twitter founder of the companies SpaceX and Tesla Ilon Mask, his two offspring will go to The orbit of Mars with Cape Canaveral (USA). They will plow the space on billions of years - if, of course, not will explode on take-off. "Anyway, it will be exciting" - promises the Mask.
What is Falcon Heavy
Falcon Heavy This is a superheavy missile that can deliver Mars before 16.8 tons of cargo. Her The first launch was repeatedly postponed from 2013, therefore, perhaps, up to January in SpaceX still change all plans. Initially with Falcon Heavy wanted to send the unmanned transport ship Red Dragon, but at Finally, it was decided to replace it with electric car.
By the way, not It is worth to be surprised at this choice of payload: in SpaceX and used to be sent to space useless things. For example, with the Dragon in 2010 on orbit of the Earth sent the head of cheese.
Source: The Verge
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