The electric car Tesla Roadster went into space as a payload for the newest carrier rocket Falcon Heavy. At the moment the Tesla car has already left the field of gravity and started moving towards the asteroid belt. This in his Twitter said the head of the American automaker Ilon Mask. Also, the founder of the SpaceX project published a corresponding video taken at the Mission Control Center.
“A view from the SpaceX Flight Control Center. Apparently, there is a car on Earth’s orbit “, – wrote Mask.
The roadster Tesla, which went into space, had previously belonged to the Mask itself. Behind the wheel of an electric car is a dummy in a helmet. The camera is fixed behind it. The video shows that the phrase “Do not panic” is displayed on the instrument panel screen. The successful launch of the newest Falcon Heavy booster rocket took place on Tuesday from the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral (Florida).
At the end of last year Tesla introduced the new generation Roadster sports car. Serial production of the two-door must begin in 2020, and its cost will be about $ 200,000. The Tesla Roadster has three electric motors, thanks to which the acceleration to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h) takes only 1.9 seconds.