Tesla’s co-founder, CEO, and product Architect, Elon Musk made history on Tuesday, February 6th when his very own red Tesla Roadster blasted into space on route to Mars. SpaceX launched the vehicle at Cape Canaveral, Florida, along with the dummy driver named “Starman” strapped inside their most powerful rocket created thus far. The launch of Falcon Heavy was successful and included an orbit around Earth. Space enthusiasts and car lovers alike were able to witness the automobile’s journey via a live streaming camera mounted inside the car.
“View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth,” tweeted Musk on Wednesday.
Sources claim that the cherry red Tesla will make its closest interference with Mars in October of 2020. Even then, the roadster is reported to still be 4.3 million miles away from the red planet. Currently, the car is traveling at seven miles per second and moving towards the asteroid belt. This breakthrough in history will certainly pave the way for a new future of space travel and scientific leaps.