Sunday, April 1, 2018

Space1 Elon Musk Spacex Tesla Roadster with Starman

The electric Tesla car is held on a special mount inside the Falcon Heavy fairing
SPACEX Tesla Roadster & Mannequin Driver
By now everyone has heard about Elon Musk launching his own personal red Tesla sports car into space in solar orbit. The electric roadster car was used as payload weight for the test of a new FALCON Heavy rocket. Musk was original and creative in thinking, as cars make perfect ballast weight for powerful rockets, however none were ever sent up into space before. The Tesla Roadster and its mannequin driver, that launched into space aboard SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2018), has been spotted zipping through space by a telescope on the ground.  The car's orbit is being tracked at several web sites.

Where is Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster with Starman?

Ephemeral data can also be extracted from the NASA JPL site.