Apparently Elon Musk does not rest at Christmas, and is that through their social networks has confirmed the rumor about the Tesla Roadster to travel in the cargo compartment of Falcon Heavy, the largest model of the platform within SpaceX.
The new Falcon Heavy will have the capacity to carry a load of up to 63.5 tons, which is composed of 3 Falcon 9, and according to Musk explains will be designed to reach the moon and even missions to Mars.
A Red Car for the Red Planet Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring. Of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual, something that made us feel. The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit.
The Falcon Heavy is scheduled to launch in early 2018, having no less cargo than the first-generation Tesla Roadster owned by Elon Musk, where to succeed the mission, the electric sports car will remain in the orbit of Mars for hundreds of years. of years. Although of course, if the mission is successful and does not explode in thousands of pieces during takeoff.
Undoubtedly, an excellent way to generate great expectation about what will happen in January of the following year when we see the launch of the new Space X element in Cape Canaveral, Florida.