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Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster

Musk, 46, made the announcement via Twitter on Friday, stating that a SpaceX rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy, will blast off from Cape Canaveral, site of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

"Will have double thrust of next largest rocket", he said.

SpaceX has revolutionized the rocket industry, but it has also suffered spectacular setbacks over the years, including rockets blowing up on the launchpad and in flight.

'Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity.

Musk, the CEO of both SpaceX and electric auto company Tesla, said the Falcon Heavy would be launched with the aim of putting its payload in orbit around Mars.

It is noted that the rocket will launch into orbit of Mars own auto Mask Tesla Roadster, which will play the song of David Bowie's Space Oddity.

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Musk expects his Roadster to remain in deep space for a billion of years, unless Falcon Heavy blows up on its way to the red planet. Also, in obvious Musk style, there is more. SpaceX and Tesla have a long track record of missing the CEO's ambitious deadlines.

As stated in the above tweets, it seems that the Falcon Heavy is to be launched with the intention of reaching Mars orbit - provided there are no hiccups with the launch. 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.

Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, with the aim of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. On the last day of November, SpaceX announced that it had to push the launch back yet again to next year.

When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2017, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.

Traditionally, rockets have been used just once, and are left to burn up in the atmosphere after a mission.


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