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Index – Flag – The red car does not slip into space

The exchangeable behind the wheel starman troll happen in a space suitAnd, if the battery can handle it, he’s listened to David Bowie’s Space Oddity more than 400,000 times so far.

But what is the point of all this?

It’s good for Geg, but very expensive. When the mission took off from Earth in February 2018, Elon Musk said so stupidest in the world He will launch his disguise into space. The experience was a test flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy,

He found it fun to travel in his own luxury car.

So the car is not on a science track. But the idea worked, it was the most watched rocket ever launched, and the event burned the names of Tesla and SpaceX in their heads in one fell swoop.

Starman does not participate in the cruise. Space is a deadly place, cosmic rays and small meteors are constantly destroying the car. The paint should have worn off, and the plastic parts that became brittle may have crumbled in the absolute cold.

However, the roadster is still probably one piece, at least that’s what Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said. CNN For business, but it’s almost certain that some meteorite has already been breached.

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If only (we could not see it directly, but they could calculate it), because it covered more than 3 and a half billion km, which is up to fifty times more on Earth. According to NASA, the spacecraft is unlikely to pass Mars until 2035. Then it turns in 2047 and 2050 a few million kilometers from Earth. The probability that it will hit the Earth is 22% in the next 15 million years. Whether the sun swallows up or lands on Venus is only 12 percent.

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By that time, Elon Musk says, we’ve long been on other planets in the solar system, and future generations could even take down the car and display it in a museum.

(Cover Photo: SpaceX/Getty Images)