In Space: Tesla Roadster Passes Mars

Back in 2018, Elon Musk launched a car into space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. The car was, of course, manufactured by a company owned by Elon. It was a cherry-red Tesla Roadster. Now, two years later, the car makes its first close approach with the Red Planet.

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“Starman, last seen leaving Earth, made its first close approach with Mars today,” the official SpaceX account tweeted, referring to the mannequin seated in the car’s drivers seat, who is wearing a prototype of SpaceX’s sleek spacesuit.

Don’t expect a pitstop, however. Though the flyby is considered close by galactic standards, it is still 5 million miles away.

The Roadster’s flyby with Mars won’t be its last.

The car is expected to be in orbit around the sun in a slightly off-center path that alternately intersects the orbits of Earth and Mars — for tens of millions of years.

Now that’s awesome.

(Image Credit: SpaceX)

Source: neatorama

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