SpaceX sent a Tesla Roadster into space while playing David Bowie songs using the car’s sound system. The car had a mannequin and we call it Starman, and Roadster has enabled people to keep track of the car while being in space since 2018.
The new update of Starman is that it has achieved the first orbit of the Sun. It is about over a year and a half since the launch of Starman into space. The car is at a distance of 111,720,472 kilometers from Mars and still going away. WhereIsRoadster has a quickly changing live counter since Starman is moving at a speed of 41,700 km/h.
Starman had passed Mars after nine months of being launched into space. According to WhereIsRoadster, the Roadster has led to achieving its first orbit around the Sun – only 557 days after the test launch of Falcon Heavy. Starman has already covered more than 763.3 million miles from Earth, thus surpassing Tesla’s 36,000-mile warranty by about 21,204 times till now. SpaceX was even streaming a live feed of Starman while the Roadster was close to the Earth and in range.
You will get to know some of the coolest information about the project on the WhereIsRoadster website. For example, the Roadster has traveled far enough to have driven on all of the world’s roads more than 33 times. If the car battery is still in working order, Starman has played Space Oddity by David Bowie for about 151,727 times and Is There Life On Mars? About 204,446 times which is one too many times already. The Roadster will get close to Earth in November 5th in 2020 – It is a distance of 32.2 million miles.