Elon Musk is launching a Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit

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Never one to leave well enough alone, though, he also declared that he was going to load his Tesla Roadster into the rocket as a payload.

And it looks like Elon Musk is absolutely determined to send his Tesla Roadster 1.0 electric sports vehicle into space next year as the main payload of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket.

Earlier this month, Musk said the Falcon Heavy rocket, which has been under development for years, will launch in January from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The photos were posted just hours after a picture leaked on Reddit that showed a grainy view of the auto being readied for its final ride. Expectations are high that Tesla could hit its production goal of 5,000 units per week in the first quarter, The expected volume production date for the Model 3 could also align with a rollout of the company's revamped navigation software.

Musk notes that rocket payloads for first test flights are generally just things that provide weight to simulate real cargo, like blocks of concrete or steel. "That seemed extremely boring", he wrote on Instagram. "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity", Musk wrote on Twitter.

UFO sighted over the skies of Los Angeles freaks the citizens
Elon Musk is launching a Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit

With enough fuel and the right trajectory, it's got enough thrust to launch a payload heavier than a auto to Pluto, let alone Mars.

Elon Musk's secretive Ad Astra School formed in 2015.

"I love the thought of a vehicle drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future". After all, why would he want to send an electric vehicle into orbit around Mars? In other words, don't be surprised if it ends up in an updated version of Musk's blooper video.

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