The head of Tesla Ilon Mask published in his Instagram a new photo of the journey of the electric roadster in space. The picture shows a mannequin named Starman, who is sitting in a spacesuit while driving a cherry-colored car.
“The last shot of Starman in the Roadster before entering the orbit of Mars and the asteroid belt,” – wrote Mask in the comments to the picture. According to the head of Tesla, the car will travel in open space “billions of years”.
The electric car Tesla Roadster went into space as a payload for the newest carrier rocket Falcon Heavy. This car previously belonged to the Mask itself. The successful launch of the newest Falcon Heavy booster rocket took place on Tuesday from the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral (Florida).
Tesla, a company focused on the production of electric vehicles, was founded in 2003. Since 2008, he sells the Tesla Roadster. In 2012, the company introduced the Model S. sedan. The manufacturer’s headquarters are in Palo Alto, California. The company employs more than two thousand people.
In February of this year, Tesla Motors decided to change its name to Tesla Inc. At this step, the American company went to remind of its plans to go beyond selling only electric cars and create a real “energy empire.”