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Floating through space, SpaceX's 'Starman' mesmerizes the world

SpaceX could save NASA and the future of space exploration

It revealed SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's cherry red sports car. His electric car (and some cleverly placed trinkets) is now in space, helmed by a spacesuit-clad dummy named "Starman" in the driver's seat. The current closest competitor is the Delta IV heavy which has a payload equivalent of 29 tonnes.

The car is not on some scientific voyage.

This week saw the first successful test flight of the most powerful rocket in the world.

On Earth, a powerful magnetic field and the atmosphere largely protect humans (and Tesla Roadsters) from the harsh radiation of the sun and cosmic rays. The cost and complexity of demonstrating new, revolutionary space launch, satellites, and other critical systems means any new demonstration will have larger economic influence.

"I had been watching the news about this launch, and we were in Tampa so I figured we should drive over", Krumholz said.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk's launch of the 'Starman' mannequin into can inspire young people, Gingrich wrote.

"I don't want to jump the gun on those, but I think we've got a good plan".

Both the Roadster and the rocket's second stage will be in space for a billion years, O'Black said. Onlookers here on Earth moved on with their lives.

The Falcon Heavy launch precedes a string of events expected to bolster the region's space industry. Astronomers have been hard at work pinning down exactly what path they will take.

The Falcon Heavy, made by Elon Musk's company Space-X, is designed to carry payloads of up to 64 tonnes into orbit and beyond.

But now experts say that probably won't happen. Its passenger, Starman, has captured just as much of our affection.

Prior to this launch, no rocket had ever successfully ascended into orbit with more than nine engines-a feat accomplished previously by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. We'll remind you that Tesla moved this target to the end of Q1 after missing it last December, so there's no real guarantee we'll see it by the end of Q2, either. The Roadster will likely be the oddest object in the solar system, and thus is the perfect place to put an Arch library so that it can be noticed and retrieved in the distant future.

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