Elon Musk Just Sent A Sportscar Into Space And Streamed It, Because B.A.D.A.S.S.
Elon Musk is what happens when a supervillain decides to use his powers for good instead of evil.
For a man behind revolutionary companies like PayPal, Tesla Motors and The Boring Company, Musk’s most infamous venture has to be SpaceX. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a private Amercian Aerospace manufacturer, trying to reduce the cost of space travel and colonise Mars over a period of time.
And if all that sounds a little crazy, it is. But not as crazy as this next thing.
The man sent a sportscar to space. Presumably for the lulz.
SpaceX’s first big rocket named The Falcon Heavy had its first launch this Tuesday, and so far is being hailed as a huge success. The newer rocket was designed to launch super satellites and other equipment to the moon.
And for the test flight, he sent what was probably the coolest thing he could think of. A Tesla produced sports car.
No details were spared. The car even had a space suit at the driver’s seat named “Starman” after the famous David Bowie song. Commenting on the same, Musk said –
“It’s kind of silly and fun, but I think that silly and fun things are important. The imagery of it is something that’s going to get people excited around the world.”
He also talked about the level of risk involved with the launch –
“I had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad, a wheel bouncing down the road, the Tesla logo landing somewhere…But fortunately, that’s not what happened.”
Considering the man’s popularity on the internet it’s no wonder that netizens across the globe went gaga over SpaceX’s latest achievement. And with the internet comes Twitter and its resident host of commentators.
Two things happened today. Elon Musk sent a rocket in to space carrying his cool electric car, left it to chill in space then called the booster rockets back to land safely on earth. Meanwhile Trump asked for a parade in his honor. I’m just sayin’ some of us could try harder.
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 7, 2018
“That’s one small drive for man. One giant road trip for mankind” – @elonmusk
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) February 7, 2018
— Bade Chote (@badechote) February 7, 2018
Elon Musk is the type of person who jokingly says ‘what if we did this lol’ but then actually goes out and does it.
— Mr. Drinks On Me (@Mr_DrinksOnMe) February 7, 2018
I want to start a conspiracy theory about Starman. You see, it’s not a mannequin at all. @elonmusk killed a man. So he stuffed the body in a spacesuit, strapped it into a car, and blasted the car into space. We just watched a supervillain get away with murder in style. pic.twitter.com/SAKDMYbzoK
— Ryan Whitwam (@RyanWhitwam) February 7, 2018
The car was initially intended ot be carried in a way as to put it in the trajectory of Mars’ orbit. But having overshot slightly, is more in the line of an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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