SpaceX Sends a Red Tesla Roadster Into Space

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launched on February 6, 2018, Elon Musk sent a red Tesla Roadster into space with the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” playing on the stereo in an endless loop, the graphics display reading “Don’t Panic” and a fully astronautical attired “Starman” behind the wheel, all in a less than subtle nod to the opening credits of the classic film Heavy Metal.

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do – Space Oddity

Check out the opening credits from the film Heavy Metal.

Printed on the circuit board of a car in deep space

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SpaceX showing the historic launch of the Falcon Heavy on February 6, 2018.

Here’s stunning footage of the side boosters as they return to Earth with astounding pinpoint accuracy, just as it was depicted in the animation.

Flight profile #FalconHeavy #SpaceX

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