Oh, Elon. The Tesla Roadster is a car to covet, but does Mars really need one?
The long-delayed launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is slated to finally happen in January. Like all rockets leaving Earth, there’s a chance this one will explode, and Musk has even said as much.
The Falcon Heavy will allow large payloads to be sent to the Moon, Mars, and other parts of deep space. At the moment, SpaceX flies Falcon 9 rockets, which are smaller and can’t bring cargo quite as far as they hope the Falcon Heavy will. That’s where Tesla fits into this picture.
According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, a Tesla Roadster will make the first trip to Mars, with its stereo cranked to 11, playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on loop. Read more…
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