Yes, Elon Musk really has sent his Tesla in the space

Avto 7 February, 2018
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 09:13

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    It was believed, first, that he joked, but it was badly know the eccentric business man at the head of Tesla and SpaceX.

    Yesterday, Elon Musk has sent his own Tesla Roadster in the space. Attached to the Falcon Heavy, the largest rocket in the world, the beautiful sports car-cherry red has left the Land with, at its edge, a mannequin dressed as an astronaut and the words “DON’t PANIC” inscribed on the dashboard.



    No doubt, the entrepreneur of south african origin never does things by half. And like it or not, force is to admit that it has the meaning of the show!


    View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
    February 6, 2018

    For more than four hours, you could even witness the epic journey of the Tesla live on YouTube.



    Direction Of March?

    The purpose of this operation, apart from a stroke of marketing nicely managed, was to send the Tesla in orbit around the planet Mars.

    However, a few hours after take-off, Elon Musk has posted a photo on Twitter, showing that Tesla had deviated from its path and had crossed the orbit of Mars, heading towards an asteroid belt.


    Third burn will be successful. Exceeded March’s orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
    February 7, 2018


    We probably will never see again the Tesla Musk and his model astronaut, but you can bet that these images will get everyone talking for a long time!