Driver Dummy 'Starman' in Space in a Six Figure Tesla Roadster

Driver Dummy 'Starman' in Space in a Six Figure Tesla Roadster

It wasn't a comet or a UFO, it was the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket.

The Falcon Heavy took off yesterday evening (6 February) at 8.45pm IST from NASA's Launch Pad 39A - the same one used by Apollo 11 - with more than 2m kg of thrust from its three core Falcon 9 boosters, containing nine rockets each.

CEO said it's a little bit absurd to launch a auto into space with a dummy in the driver's seat.

Musk's goal is to send missions to the moon or even Mars in the future - but for now the Falcon Heavy mission has made a great leap in the right direction.

It will also place SpaceX in a much more advantageous position to vie for contracts to launch larger satellites from the US government and other worldwide clients.

The vehicle is headed for orbit around the sun that will, at times, put the auto as far away from the sun as Mars.

SpaceX just launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time ever, and it was quite the show.

However, instead of carrying a heavy payload Tuesday, it took off with a cherry red Tesla Roadster sports vehicle used by Musk, with a dummy spacesuit-clad passenger dubbed "Starman", in an apparent reference to singer David Bowie's hit number Space Oddity.

Musk's Tesla electric auto and energy storage company lost $675.4m in the three months ending 31 December, the company announced on Thursday, compared with a loss of $121m for the same period past year.

Driver Dummy 'Starman' in Space in a Six Figure Tesla Roadster
Driver Dummy 'Starman' in Space in a Six Figure Tesla Roadster

Musk then tweeted a map of the roadster's final orbit - showing off the path it has ahead.

Flat Earthers have been shut completely down after photos of the Tesla Roadster orbiting around Earth surfaced online Wednesday.

The Falcon Heavy flight drew huge crowds to the Space Coast.

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit.

Ceres is the largest object in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter - with a diameter of 587 miles.

In the run up to launch, it wasn't at all clear that the rocket would work.

The rocket launch came days after SpaceX received a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for Falcon Heavy's maiden flight. While they usually use boring old cement or similar, Musk decided a Tesla Roadster would be more fun. Musk was testing the rocket that will one day bring humans to Mars and chose to send a spaceman in a roadster up there which will eventually make its way over to Mars' orbit.

The auto and its dummy driver are now heading towards the asteroid belt. Astronomers and amateur space object trackers are trying to get more details from the company about the precise position of the unusual spacecraft.

Before that point in the flight, Musk said the sight of the Falcon Heavy launching and his auto floating several thousand miles above Earth was "surreal". "Like a Tesla logo landing somewhere with a thud".

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