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Elon Musk Roadster overshoots trajectory, now headed to Asteroid Belt

Elon Musk Roadster overshoots trajectory, now headed to Asteroid Belt

"Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt", Musk said in his Instagram post. Just a dummy wearing a space suit nicknamed "Starman" as a tribute to David Bowie, according to SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk.

But some analysts have questioned whether Musk's myriad of other interests, from space exploration to tunnel boring technology, are a distraction at a critical time within Tesla. The electric sports vehicle is piloted by a mannequin, with David Bowie's Space Oddity on loop and a copy of Douglas Adams" "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' in the glove compartment. The rocket made it into space, giving us a nice flyby with a couple hours of video of Starman "driving" by Earth. This booster will use 31 engines, four more than the Falcon Heavy.

Before that point in the flight, Musk said the sight of the Falcon Heavy launching and his auto floating several thousand miles above Earth was "surreal".

That's what it took to launch this cherry-red convertible into space on Tuesday.

"Congratulations Elon Musk and SpaceX on the successful Falcon Heavy launch".

Boisterous cheering could be heard from SpaceX workers at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where a livestream feed of the event originated. While the launch showcased company's ability to carry heavy payloads much beyond the lower earth orbit, the fact that it comes with reusable boosters drastically decreases the expense. Arnold is preparing for his own ride to the International Space Station next month. "After that it's just going to be out there in deep space for maybe millions, maybe billions of years, who knows?"

Ford targets boomers with Transit wagon redesign
You'll also find two USB ports, while wireless phone charging, navigation, and a nine-speaker sound system are optional. Sales: Ford reports that over 300,000 Transit Connect vehicles have found their way to owners since the 2010 model year.

The SA-born entrepreneur successfully launched his new rocket called the Falcon Heavy from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday.

"That was epic", Mr Musk told reporters after the launch.

Musk later revealed the third booster, brand new, slammed into the Atlantic at 300mph and missed the floating landing platform, scattering shrapnel all over the deck and knocking out two engines. Musk said that Crew Dragon is now the company's top priority, with the first demo flights slated for later this year.

The niche carmaker has made inroads among luxury vehicle buyers with the advanced technology and innovative design in its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. He said the company is still on track to launch astronauts in a SpaceX Dragon capsule, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, at the end of this year.

Clement Thibault, senior analyst for the website Investing.com, said in an emailed statement Wednesday that market-watchers have always been mystified by Tesla's strong stock performance.


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