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

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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 from the same launch pad where Apollo 11 took off. The business magnate has also divulged that Fal… Read the article: SpaceX ’ s first Falcon

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of his company' s " Falcon Heavy " rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster — touted as the quickest car in the world with record-setting acceleration, range and performance — into Martian orbit.

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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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.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of his company’ s “ Falcon Heavy ” rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster — touted as the quickest car in the world with Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent,” Musk added.

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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of SpaceX ’ s Falcon Heavy , now aiming for January 2018, will carry his personal cherry red Tesla In all fairness, sending a Roadster to Mars would be par for the course for Musk and SpaceX , who SpaceX intends to attempt recovery of all three first stages of the first Falcon Heavy , with the two

Musk has been promising the first Falcon Heavy flight for some time now. The upcoming second generation Tesla Roadster , due out in a few years, will be the fastest Tesla ever built and will feature Maximum Plaid mode.

  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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SpaceX's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space .
SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO will blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet.Many wondered if Musk was joking last week when he tweeted his plans for the Falcon Heavy's inaugural payload to be his "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity," the classic song by the late David Bowie.

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