SpaceX is sending elon musk’s personal tesla roadster into orbit
test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. that seemed extremely boring,’ joked elon musk to the twittersphere. ‘of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual, something that made us feel. the payload will be an original tesla roadster, playing space oddity, on a billion year elliptic mars orbit.’ what is so unusual about this and how does it make us, as a species of earth, feel?
all images courtesy of spaceX
currently, yes, a tesla roadster is mounted on a ramp inside the nose cone of the falcon heavy rocket; spaceX’s newest and most powerful is set to launch in the next month or so. elon claims the roadster is his own personal vehicle, but, then again, aren’t all roadsters his children? ‘only a tesla would be worthy of this;’ #sodope; why, elon? why?’ — this week on musk’s wacky adventures, skeptics roll their eyes, while believers listen to bowie and dream about their sacrificial electric lamb.
if the launch is successful, the astronaut roadster is supposed to orbit for some billion years or so