Tesla Roadster just "drove" past Mars

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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 (17)
  • I still don't understand the Starman, they said it's one of the worker at Tesla, now sitting in that Roadster, how is that happen? Were they kill him or something?

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

    1 month ago
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