The launch was impressive, but seeing the car in space is downright amazing.
It actually happened. Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, successfully tested the most powerful rocket in recent memory. The Falcon Heavy lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time / 20:00 GMT, carrying a Tesla Roadster with “Starman” behind the wheel wearing a prototype SpaceX space suit. Also on board was a Hot Wheels car and special laser disc filled with all kinds of information on the human race, just in case some extra-terrestrial visitors decide to check the Tesla out as it travels to a solar orbit near Mars. Barring anything catastrophic, it should stay there . . . for a billion years.