So yesterday, Elon Musk lived his dream, or one of them. Because yesterday, his company Tesla launched a car into orbit on Space X Falcon Heavy. But this is just the beginning of this journey. The Tesla Roadstar: Where is it now?
So the Tesla Roadstar’s journey is to fly around the sun, then head toward Mars. But I don’t know if something went wrong or if there was a last minute change. Because now, the car is going toward Mars, the Asteroid Belt, and Jupiter. And Musk seems to be good with it. He tweeted, “Third burn successful”.
However, the rocket cruised for six hours, just to show off even before going into space. The final engine burn happened somewhere over California last night, then it turned to space. Musk even tweeted a map of the car’s orbit. If anything, this car is traveling faster and better than anyone planned. They say it’s going way into the asteroid belt, not just scraping it. This makes me wonder: Does anybody worry about what is going to happen to the car or rocket? If people at Tesla are worried, they’re keeping it to themselves. Tesla himself admits this car can hit Mars. I don’t think anybody’s going to see that car again.
But it’s not about the car. I think Musk and Tesla are trying to prove a point here. Yes, you can put objects in space, and deep into space. Furthermore, you can use IT service and IT support to do it. Did you know the asteroid belt is, on average, 200 million miles from Earth? That’s more than twice the distance from Earth to the sun. This is how far the Tesla Roadstar went. Space travel is a long way from Apollo 11’s first moon landing. The moon is only 225,000 miles from the Earth. Some companies are even looking to dig up water in the asteroid belt. Do you think they can within the next 10 years?
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