Elon Musk Is Sending A Red Tesla Car To Mars Blasting David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

When you're the bloke who owns his own space technology company you can pretty much do whatever you want. While Space X is hoping to achieve some serious goals, like the colonisation of Mars, Elon Musk wants to add in a cheeky addition to his next mission.

The entrepreneur says the reusable, super heavy-lift launch craft known as Falcon Heavy will launch next month from Cape Canaveral. Mr Musk says it will have double the thrust of the closest competing rocket - which is pretty impressive, if everything goes according to plan.

But Elon will also be marking the occasion in his own special way.

According to a post on Twitter, the 46-year-old will also be putting a 'midnight cherry' Tesla Roadster into space as well, which will blasting David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' and be in deep space for 'a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent'.

People on social media have gone wild for the soon-to-be, semi-permanent piece of space junk.

That would be pretty epic to see a Tesla drifting through space and hearing that Bowie classic - not that most of us will ever get the chance to be in space.

If you're not familiar with the man who brought us Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop, an AI company and a boring company (the digging type, not boring boring), this is kind of his thing. Elon Musk included a wheel of cheese in the payload of the first Dragon spacecraft flight.

According to the LA Times, the inclusion was a nod to Monty Python's famous cheese shop sketch. Musk refused to say what the 'secret payload' was shortly after the rocket left earth because he didn't want it to overshadow the good work that Space X had achieved.

Big Fucking Rocket
Big Fucking Rocket

Credit: PA

It was the first time a private company developed and blasted a space capsule into orbit and have it survive re-entry. The US, China, Japan, India, European Space Agency and the USSR/Russia have been the only five countries to be able to achieve the same feat.

But this is just the start of the entrepreneur's plans for the cosmos.

Eventually he wants to make the Interplanetary Transport System, which he has aptly codenamed the BFR or Big Fucking Rocket. It was announced during last year's International Astronautical Congress and hopes to be able to be used as a spacecraft that can travel to Mars and back to Earth.

Sources: LA Times

Featured Image Credit: PA

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