The SpaceX "Mars Rocket" arrives at Cape Canaveral
Dec 23, 2017, 00:45
Musk has for Falcon Heavy's first flight, saying there was a "good chance" the vehicle would not make it to orbit on its first launch, but that the flight was "guaranteed to be exciting". At the time, Musk tweeted, "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing 'Space Oddity.' Destination is Mars orbit".
The gallery post of seven images shows the Roadster mounted at a 45-degree angle to a pedestal inside the two unassembled halves of the payload fairing. According to Musk, the auto will be locked in Mars orbit for 1 billion years playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" for as long as it has power.
Earlier this month, Musk said the Falcon Heavy rocket, which has been under development for years, will launch in January from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Musk toyed with the popular press, first by confirming his plans with The Verge, then backpedaling the claim, then re-confirming it with Ars Technica and several other media outlets. That seemed extremely boring. It was built with the intention of one day getting humans to Mars. The price of a Falcon Heavy mission starts at $90 million, according to SpaceX's website. The Falcon Heavy rocket is powerful enough to launch a fully-populated 737 jet into orbit, and is created to carry human cargo into space.
The exact date of the Heavy test launch isn't clear.
It's unlikely the Tesla will be empty, just playing David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" on repeat. Musk also told Plait that he's willing to consider launching other objects inside the Tesla suggested by the public.
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