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Technology SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars

15:36  02 december  2017
15:36  02 december  2017 Source:   engadget.com

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SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed the new schedule for Falcon Heavy ' s maiden flight: the company is aiming to send it to the Martian orbit next month The business magnate has also divulged that Falcon 9' s more powerful sibling will carry his personal midnight cherry Tesla Roadster to space.

Elon Musk ' s Tesla Roadster is an electric sports car that served as the dummy payload for the February 2018 Falcon Heavy test flight and is now an artificial satellite of the Sun. "Starman", a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit, occupies the driver' s seat.

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The mission of the spacecraft is a cargo and supply delivery to the International Space Station.(AP Photo/John Raoux)© AP Photo/John Raoux A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The mission of the spacecraft is a cargo and supply delivery to the International Space Station.(AP Photo/John Raoux) SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed the new schedule for Falcon Heavy's maiden flight: the company is aiming to send it to the Martian orbit next month from the same launch pad where Apollo 11 took off. The business magnate has also divulged that Falcon 9's more powerful sibling will carry his personal midnight cherry Tesla Roadster to space. While playing David Bowie's Space Oddity, of course. Musk expects his Roadster to remain in deep space for a billion year -- unless Falcon Heavy blows up on its way to the red planet.

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Falcon Heavy : Elon Musk ' s giant SpaceX rocket makes triumphant launch. Elon Musk ' s Starman can be seen sitting in 0,000 Tesla Roadster navigating Earth. Tesla sports car was launched by Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday and the SpaceX mission had originally planned to end in Mars -like

Is SpaceX and Elon Musk planning to send a car to Mars ? Reports are stating Musk is considering sending a Tesla Roadster to the Red planet aboard a Falcon

While it would be spectacular to see SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket ferry a Tesla to Mars next month, it may be best to temper your expectations. The company pushed back Heavy's maiden flight more than once: it was originally gunning for a summer launch but eventually moved it to November. On the last day of November, SpaceX announced that it had to push the launch back yet again to next year.

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On Friday night, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified muddled reports about launch plans for SpaceX ’ s Falcon Heavy , part of his plan to get humans to Mars . According to Musk , it will launch for the first time in early 2018, and the cargo will include Musk ’ s own Tesla Roadster .

According to the tweet sent late Friday evening—because of course—the payload for the first ever flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy will be Musk ’ s very own prototype Tesla Roadster . The car will be launched during the rocket’ s first test flight early next year and end up in orbit of Mars .

  SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars © Provided by Engadget Company reps previously spoke of how difficult it is to build such a large rocket powered by three Falcon 9 cores. Musk said at a press conference earlier this year that Heavy might not even make it to orbit the first time it leaves the atmosphere. If that's the case, we'll bet he's already made peace with the possibility of his Roadster blowing up into a million pieces.

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