Tesla Roadster on a Road Trip To Mars
Finally SpaceX successfully launched. The heaviest rocket Falcon finally took off with the payload of Tesla roadster. First car on a endless road trip to mars. With a dummy astronaut on the seat. Elon Musk hopes to put the car on the mars orbit. There is a tiny chance it might crash into the planet. If it stays on course, it will instead drift through space, potentially for millions of years. For Aliens, if any to find out about us with this note on circuit board “Made on Earth by humans”.
The three boosters and 27 engines roared to life at the Kennedy Space Center. Two of the boosters, returned minutes later for simultaneous, side-by-side touchdowns on land at Cape Canaveral.
The car was supposed to be put on a path around the Sun that would take the vehicle out to the distance of Mars’ orbit. But the rocket carrying the car seems to have overshot that trajectory and has put the Tesla in an orbit that extends out into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018
See the full live view from the camera onboard on the tesla roadster. This is definitely takes us one step closer to manned mars mission, and after seeing this I am pretty sure we will reach mars and setup a colony over their.
This was one of the thing i was waiting for a while now, and am excited to see the space through the camera onboard on this car. Watch live here.
Current Position of Starman
Tesla Roadster with the starman is moved passed Mars orbit, on Nov 2018. It is around 364 million kilometers from earth, tracked by whereisroadster.com. According to the tracking website the orbit mention above would be maintained till year 2089, that’s only going to happen if nothing goes wrong.
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