"Starman's current location. Next stop, the restaurant at the end of the universe", SpaceX posted on Twitter Friday, along with an orbit diagram. The second statement in the tweet refers to the second novel in The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy series which was penned down by the great author Douglas Adams. Tesla has other models such as Roadster, Model S and Model X are another such examples.
These latest announcements come in the light of what has been described as one of the greatest advertisement stunts of all-time, when, in February 2018, Musk made a decision to send a Tesla Roadster (in fact, his very own Tesla Roadster) into space as a dummy load for his Falcon Heavy rocket, manufactured by his other company, SpaceX.
In the future, SpaceX hopes to use the Falcon Heavy to launch larger satellites into Earth orbit and on missions to Mars. Musk said test flights for rockets often include concrete or steel blocks as cargo, but they wanted to spice things up for February's Falcon Heavy launch. With "Starman" orbiting the sun once every 557 days, the hop tests of the successor rocket could take place before the auto even completes one full orbit.
Similarly, in May, Musk had made apparent the challenges Tesla was facing when it came to executing the company's plans for India.
While Starman has seriously put a lot of miles on his Tesla Roadster for the past nine months, it would not be zipping toward the edge of the solar system.
According to an orbit-modelling study, Starman will swing back past Earth in 2091, coming within a few hundred thousand kilometers of our planet.
The dummy and auto will spend all that time drifting between the Earth and Mars, occasionally approaching but never orbiting either planet, in what is called a trans-Mars injection orbit. The publisher cited an, which suggested the Roadster could possibly even collide with either Venus or Earth - but not for at least 1 million years.