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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Elon Musk is a fan of 'Heavy Metal' the Movie

On February 6th, 2018 SpaceX launched the first test flight of their new Falcon Heavy rocket. Rather than risk a multi-million dollar satellite for the test flight to Mars, SpaceX attached Tesla Roadster #4 to the capsule and launched it into Earth orbit before it leaves for the Sun so the craft can slingshot to Mars. SpaceX figures that unless something happens along the way, the Tesla Roadster will be parked just past Mars for the next billion years. The footage is from the on-board live camera feed. There are no video effects applied, the lens flare and whatnot are from the sensors. The music is Don Felder - Heavy Metal (Taking a Ride) from the movie Heavy Metal.

1 comment:

  1. I'll admit, this is pretty freaking awesome and a great achievement from Elon Musk and the Space X crew.