Holy Crap, Elon Musk Actually Put A Tesla Roadster Into Space

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket – reportedly the most powerful rocket in the world – with CEO Elon Musk’s very own Tesla Roadster on board.

When Musk first revealed his intentions of launching an electric vehicle into space, we have to admit that we were a little skeptical. But Musk was adamant claiming the vehicle would remain in “deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.” Sure, we thought, like that will ever happen. Incredibly, it did.

At 3:45 PM EST, the Falcon Heavy set off on its course from Cape Canaveral with a Roadster tucked away inside of the machine. The car even has a passenger behind the wheel of the vehicle, “Starman,” who’s outfitted with a prototype of SpaceX’s space suit.

In addition to blasting David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” Motor1 reports that a Hot Wheels car and a laser disc with information on humans is inside the vehicle, as well. That last part should be useful for any aliens out there that find the Tesla.

Watching “Starman” and the Roadster soar into space is just mesmerizing. And thanks to SpaceX’s YouTube account, we get to watch the test flight over and over again, which is below for everyone’s enjoyment. The live stream of “Starman,” though has some more unbelievable views.

It’s truly an incredible time to be alive. While the old Roadster will be in space forever, Tesla plans to unveil a new variant in the near future. That model will help individuals experience acceleration that’s almost as brutal as being launched into space with a zero-to-60-mph time of just 1.9 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc16uozHVE

  • Christian

    But the Earth is flat, right?

    • Moveon Libtards

      Only the globalist shills would say something like that.

    • LWOAP

      Of course, that image is the result of a fish eye lens.

      /s

    • fgclolz

      Kyrie, is that you?

      • Christian

        Is math related to science?

  • S3XY

    Fastest car in the galaxy. Now headed towards the asteroid belt instead of Mars. Just shows how powerful orbit directorial can be and that SpaceX can actually send something towards Mars, as planned. Monumental.

    This is better than any commercial companies spent millions of dollars to broadcast at the stupid bowl. Elon’s a genius.

    • Bash

      No he is not. He did well, he is doing great and all. But he is not a genius.

      • LWOAP

        SILENCE NON-BELIEVER!!!!

      • Un Tipo Serio

        And you know that because…

  • Six_Tymes

    Heavy Metal

  • Moveon Libtards

    Now if the snakeoil salesman Elon can actually figure out how to build a simple sedan named the Model 3, preferably by the next decade, and payback the almost billion U.S. dollars he stole from American taxpayers to fund his money-losing operation, it would be great.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Did anyone notice the other payload that was released on the mission?

    Do you know who Q is?

  • Toronado_II

    Nicely done !

  • LWOAP

    “While the old Roadster will be in space forever”

    I highly doubt that. if what S3XY said is true and it is heading for the asteroid belt, it’s going to encounter the gravitational influence of one of the asteroids or Jupiter and that could lead to it being fucked in all kinds of ways. Still, there is a lot of distance in space so maybe the Tesla might be okay. Anyway, I’m personally anticipating the launch of the James Webb telescope.

    • exeptor

      James Webb is the big one. It is several tiers over the Hubble and I can’t imagine what it will show us. Still what SpaceX did is really big too.

    • Scherpereel Clement

      No apparently it’s not the asteroid belt that will destroy the car but the Sun’s radiation that’s gonna eat through carbon like a cake in a birthday party. the only remaining stuff will be the aluminium shell and some piece of glass.

  • annon

    ahh so this explains the full $250 000 upfront for the roadster [just kidding], together with Branson, they really are fulfilling their dreams

  • smartacus

    don’t remind me.
    onlookers were blocking
    the road to the beachhouse.

    • Status

      Cryptic non-haikus
      of a liberal arts major
      contributing shit.

  • benT

    Maybe he should land it on Mars in readiness for the arrival of the first humans who could then go for the first Mars drive and picnic – chewing on a box of …………….MARS BARS !!

    :?O

  • exeptor

    Do you really think that asteroid belt looks like in the books? The distance between different rocks is measured in miles. So it will be extremely unfortunate if the car hits something.

  • Maricaibo

    SOO cool! “Ground Control to Major Tom…” on permanent replay.

  • This would make a great Star Trek episode. Maybe Orville these days. The mystery of the space car.

  • Christian

    “NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU IN SPACE” 🙂

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