Musk’s Telsa Roadster on way to asteroid belt
Cape Canaveral, Fla- Stardate February 6,2018. The “Falcon Heavy” successfully lifted off to the cheers of huge crowds, and its boosters made smooth landings back on earth. The “Falcon Heavy” Is basically 3 Falcon nine rockets strapped together. This allows it to carry as much as 140-thousand pounds of cargo.
Space X designed “Falcon Heavy” to carry humans into space for possible missions to the moon or Mars.
After a six hour coast the engines burned for a third time. Spacex CEO Elon Musk said the third burn overshot their moon orbit, so his Telsa Roadster is now on the way to the asteroid belt.
Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018
“Retweeted Stephen Fry (@stephenfry):
Congratulations @elonmusk and #SpaceX – how I wish Douglas Adams were alive to see “Don’t Panic” in large friendly letters on the Tesla That was a classy addition.”
Starman in Space
Here is the view from my house in Jensen Beach. Just exciting to see: