Elon Musk Wants To Send His Red Sports Car To Mars

Elon Musk Wants To Send His Red Sports Car To Mars

Elon Musk wants to ship his to Mars.

The Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the Roadster is experimental, meaning there is a chance it will explode on the launch pad or shortly after lift-off.

The auto will then be put into orbit around Mars in its own little capsule while it belts out David Bowie's legendary song "Space Oddity" presumably to aliens to intercept. The space and electric auto mogul tweeted on Friday that the rocket would be carrying "my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster", aimed at the orbit of Mars. The answer is somewhere between the second and third options, according to Musk and anonymous SpaceX sources.

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Musk hasn't said why he wants to send his vehicle, but space experts suggested it fits SpaceX's pattern of having some fun with the staid space business - like naming its floating landing platforms "Just Read The Instructions", and "Of Course I Still Love You", in homage to a science fiction series. His Tweet also cautioned that the cart would be in space for a billion years or so "if it doesn't blow up on ascent". Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. It's a more powerful rocket that the company hopes to use for missions to the Moon and Mars.

"Any time you have a new rocket launching, you're going to learn a lot", said Phil Larson, a former space policy adviser to President Barack Obama who worked for SpaceX and is now at the University of Colorado.

Thus continues the long tradition of SpaceX's launch promotional stunts. "But maybe one of the future launches could be used".

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