Today marks a mile stone in the history of space or the universe for that matter. For the first time in history a car has left the confines of earth’s gravitational field and will travel into space for potentially billions of years. Launched on-board the SpaceX Heavy, the Tesla Roadster reached supersonic speeds. Driving, well piloting the car, is “Starman” who is dressed in a space suit with the Roadster’s top down. With temperatures far below freezing, try at least 454 degrees F below zero, the ride is going to be rather brisk for Starman. This is very different than a ride in South Florida or Vegas for sure!
View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018