Orbital News: Living in a Falcon Heavy World
The first Falcon Heavy test launch occurred on February 6th, 2017. Onboard was the Starman in the driver seat of Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster.
Enjoy a 3 minutes launch recap of the world's most powerful rocket and catch up on the latest details about the Starman and Tesla in space. Learn about where the idea came from, where Starman and the car might end up in a million years, and what this means for the future of the space industry and our first steps towards Mars!
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YOUTUBE Falcon Heavy Launch Broadcast (Starts at T-30 seconds)
RESEARCH PAPER The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets by Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo, and David Vokrouhlicky
Track where the Tesla Roadster is in orbit, and where it will be in the near futur
TWITTER Where did the idea for sending a car into space come from? @JaneidyEve
FORTUNE How Elon Musk's Tesla Could Contaminate Mars With Earth Bacteria