Starman, the passenger of the Tesla Roadster dummy that SpaceX sent to space last year, has completed its first orbit around the Sun and is now preparing for a lone stretch ahead.
The red-and-red Tesla Roadster was a payload for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket test launch in February 2018. It was Tesla's personal vehicle and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, exploding the classic David Bowie cosmic weirdness of 1969.
Musk acknowledged that cargo was "kind of stupid and fun," but added that "stupid and fun things are important. "By November Starman had crossed Mars orbit and headed for the asteroid belt.
According to Where is Roadster ?, a website tracking Starman's journey, the electric vehicle completed its first orbit around the Sun, 557 days after the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket that propelled it into space, and since then Starman has traveled nearly 762.8 million miles, which is enough to exceed the 36,000-mile car warranty about 21
Other interesting information on the website includes the fact that Space Oddity would play nearly 152,000 times a hundred mouth, and that the Tesla Roadster would go far enough to traverse all roads around the world nearly 34 times, with the car running at 75.158 mph, so Starman might not look too good so far.
Red the red Tesla Roadster will fly near Mars at about 4.6 million miles on October 7, 2020, and will give Earth's people a glimpse on November 5, 2020, when the electric vehicle will be a less than 32.3 million miles. Starman will then go through a rough patch of loneliness, as it is estimated that he will not get home until 2047.
NASA is likely to meet Starman in space, especially with the planned Mars Mission 2020, which will looking to collect samples from the Red Planet and bring them home for study. It remains to be seen, however, whether Starman and his Tesla Roadster will survive long enough in the harsh environment of space.