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SpaceX launch: Where is Starman now ONE year AFTER Liftoff – when is next launch? | Science | News



The Tesla Roadster electric sports car served as the dummy payload for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Test flight in February 2018. Starman is a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit, occupying the driver's seat.

Assuming the battery still works, Starman has been listening to David Bowie for a whole year.

] Space Oddity has played 100,190 times since launch in one ear, and Life On Mars has played 135,002 times in the other ear

A full orbit around the sun is set to take 557 days, which is expected to go for millions of years ago before eventually hitting Earth or Venus

Simulations over a three-million-year timepan found the probability of the Roadster colliding with Earth at approximately 6 percent, or with Venus at approximately 2.5 percent

These probabilities of collision are similar to those of other near-Earth objects

Studies also showed Starman is due to make his closest flyby of Earth in 2091

when he will come within a few hundred thousand miles of the planet

But there's a good chance there will not be an awful lot

Starman is now well out of the Earth's magnetic field, so Starman and his Roadster are slowly stripped clean by the solar winds and radiation, no mind space debris collisions

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This will be the first launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft, which will be launched on a Falcon 9 rocket

The Crew Dragon will eventually transport astronauts to the International Space Station


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