Elon Musk May Be Sending a Tesla Roadster to Space on a SpaceX Rocket

It's not entirely clear whether he's kidding or not.
Elon Musk May Be Sending a Tesla Roadster to Space on a SpaceX Rocket
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Elon Musk on Friday seemingly revealed what would be part of the first ever launch payload: Tesla’s red Roadster.

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The founder and CEO of Tesla and said on Twitter in replies to fans that there were a handful of reasons for wanting to send that particular vehicle. “Red car for a red ,” and “I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.”

But when The Verge reported about the plan, the publication says that it was contacted via Twitter direct message by Musk, who said that he “totally made it up.”

However, it seems that there actually might be some truth to the “joke.” We’ll just have to find out in January. The Falcon Heavy launch will be a significant milestone for SpaceX, as it is the rocket the company intends to use for missions to the Moon and Mars.

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