Car playing David Bowie's music will be shot into space

News 07/02/2018

SpaceX, a company founded by Elon Musk will send the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first proper flight where one of the Tesla Roadsters will be released into space.

A video was released showing how the flight is expected to go and it features David Bowie's 'Life on Mars?'.

Check out the video above.

According to the Verge the car will separate from the rocket shortly after the three booster stages have returned to Earth. From there, the Roadster will head toward Mars at a speed of seven miles a second. In the driver's seat will be a dummy wearing a spacesuit created by SpaceX.

Musk expects the car to get near to where Mars orbits around the sun, roughly 141 million miles from Earth then it will float around space forever like Bowie's Major Tom.

At a test last month, the Falcon Heavy performed well but that test didn't involve the rocket leaving the launchpad.

The video is set to 'Life on Mars?' but Musk said the car will be playing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' even though sound can't be heard in outer space. 

The Space Falcon is scheduled to liftoff today.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock