SpaceX to send a Tesla Roadster into outer space

SpaceX to send a Tesla Roadster into outer space

Cheryl Sanders
December 5, 2017

While this might be a hilarious notion, this isn't the first time Elon Musk has sent something totally random into space.

This SpaceX launch slated for January will be noteworthy for reasons that go beyond the payload, a cherry-red Tesla Roadster owned by Musk.SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk fully intends to put a red sports auto made by a company that he runs into an enormous rocketship made by another company that he runs and then fire both into Mars orbit.

This is how the founder, chief executive and largest shareholder of both SpaceX and Tesla Inc does cross-marketing pro-motion. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent". The launch of the Falcom Heavy will be from the Apollo 11 pad at the Kenedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The business magnate tweeted: "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity".

The vehicle would be part of a test payload for SpaceX's largest rocket ever, the Falcon Heavy. With more than 5.1 million pounds of thrust at sea level, the Falcon Heavy is slated to become the most powerful rocket now in use.

Falcon Heavy is the followup to SpaceX's Falcon 9. SpaceX has Falcon Heavy launches for satellite customers and the United States military on its manifest.

A half-dozen Mars scientists contacted by BuzzFeed News declined to comment on the proposal, perhaps wary of antagonizing the rocket company they hope will someday ship their scientific probes into space.

Launching something into orbit really is "rocket science" and such activity is often affected by technology challenges each of which have to be tested and the road to launch near-perfection is littered with the history of lost rockets, and sometimes their cargo.

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