SpaceX deploys ‘Starman’ in Tesla Roadster during rocket launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The test launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket was successful on Tuesday, its heaviest and most powerful rocket to date. The cargo on that launch? It was a cherry red Tesla Roadster with a dummy wearing a SpaceX astronaut uniform in the driver’s seat. SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk’s ‘Starman’ is listening to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on the car’s radio.

On Instagram, Musk wrote, that the roadster is on “a billion year elliptic Mars orbit.”

A Twitter account has been set up for Starman. You can follow him at @SpaceX_Starman.