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Saturday December 02, 2017

Elon Musk Will Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars on SpaceX’s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket

Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own Tesla Roadster on the first test flight of SpaceX's new giant rocket next month, and the car will play David Bowie's "Space Oddity" full blast on the way to Mars (if the rocket doesn't explode during liftoff).

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"Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity," Musk added in a follow-up tweet. Okay, that's wild. But then there's this next thing. "Destination is Mars orbit," Musk wrote. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent." Whoa! That Roadster's going to rack up a lot of miles if it makes it to the Red Planet.