Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars

As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not hard enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports vehicle too.

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The SpaceX frontman revealed his audacious plans via Twitter late Friday, saying that the first payload for his company's brand spanking new Falcon Heavy Rocket, which is due to launch next month, will be his very own "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster".

"Space Oddity" is the legendary David Bowie song about a space mission that appears to go wrong. The Falcon Heavy rocket features 27 Merlin engines and boasts at least double the thrust of any other rocket on the market. "Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another".

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Falcon Heavy rocket is a part of SpaceX's fleet along with Falcon 9 and the Dragon spacecraft, to colonize Mars by 2024. Not only he did start a $51-billion auto company from scratch, but he also successfully managed to launch several dozen rockets - and also land and reuse part of them.

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Previously, Musk said that the first rocket launch with the big share of probability can fail.

But Musk has also said the rocket has a good chance of blowing up before it reaches earth orbit. 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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Falcon Heavy is, in overly simple terms, three of the company's Falcon 9 rockets strapped together. Currently, Falcon 9 can bring just over 50,000lb to lower Earth orbit.

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