Tesla Roadster just "drove" past Mars

That's like... very far!

1y ago

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Remember when Elon Musk shot his personal car into space? Yeah, the greatest marketing plot ever filled the headlines of every newspaper only for the World to sink back into its lame state again.

Well DING DONG everybody, because the laid-back Starman guy just "drove" past the planet Mars!

And what did you do today?

SpaceX has confirmed that Falcon Heavy's test payload has passed Mars' orbit, and is on the way to reach it's furthest distance away from the Sun at 155 million miles, due on November 8th.

It will never land on Mars, which wouldn't end nicely anyway. Not without the parachutes and cushions. Once it orbits the planet at a safe distance of 32 million miles away, it will slingshot in a trajectory back to Earth, but once again, it will not land. Instead, it will pass it at a distance of 4.6 million miles and continue drifting through space.

Without any encounter or an unexpected collision, the Roadster could be quite lonely for thousands or even millions of years. Keep racking those miles Starman, my thoughts are with you!

What other cars should we launch into space?

Before you click away, have you ever thought about other cars we might launch in space? I did. Here's 10 of them:

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Comments (1)

  • Alex from CarThrottle will definitely get excited to drive such a high mileage hero when it returns to Earth! :D

      1 year ago
  • I'd love to see another juke, multipla and prius dissapear from this planet.

      1 year ago
    • Without those cars, how would we be able to recognize and appreciate the beautiful ones? Think about it, only sick people talk about the health, while most of us take it for granted 😉

        1 year ago
    • yea, good point, just a multipla than

        1 year ago
  • I only wonder one thing, what if an alien finds that car? would they think we are a advanced civilization? also I noticed the trajectory of the Roadster and I can tell that after a long time it will enter on a crash collision with earth... I can`t estimate how long until that tho.

      1 year ago
    • They say the closest it will ever get would be in 2091. But it's too early to tell if it would crash or miss us again.

      If aliens find that, they would think it's cute. Like babies saying theie first words 😁

        1 year ago
    • Honestly if that thing ends up crashing against my roof I wouldn`t be pretty happy to see starman like: Your Uber just arrived!

      if you could send them something what you would send to them to make them think we are advanced? a weapon? a...

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        1 year ago
  • Reliant robin.....

      1 year ago
  • What About send a disco volante (8c) from Alfa romeo. Show the aliens that we do good stuff

      1 year ago
    • I totally forgot about that one. It's might as well be the number 1. Great pick and thanks for making me feel bad about my original video. 😁

        1 year ago
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