Because, well, Elon Musk - that’s why

Just a month ago, I told you Musk just might load up his Cherry-Red Tesla Roadster and send it to Mars. Well, as it turns out, the man behind SpaceX and Tesla, among other companies, wasn’t playing around as he has made an Instagram post showing Falcon Heavy just about ready to go, followed by another post that depicts – and I kid you not – his very own Cherry-Red Tesla Roadster in payload-prep for its maiden voyage off this spinning rock we call Earth. Now, even though the rocket probably won’t fly until after the turn of the year, with January 2018 being the most likely date, it’s still breaking a number of records. First, it’ll be the most powerful operational rocket in the world, and two, it’ll be the first time a rocket has carried a production car into space. Oh boy, what a time to be alive.

Falcon Heavy and it’s Roadster Payload

As you can see, Musk made it a point to explain how most test flights use big blocks of cement or steel to simulate mass, but why not live up to the hype and send a Roadster. I have to admit; it’s ballsy and pretty damn cool too. After all, it will be playing Space Oddity as it makes its billion-year elliptic orbit of Mars. Just think what a future civilization from Earth, one that has undoubtedly forgotten about Musk and his antics, will think when they find a then ancient electric car floating around in space. It’s pretty exciting to think about.

But, let’s not forget about the most important part: Falcon Heavy:


This baby is a serious extension of one’s manhood, that’s for sure. Set to make its maiden voyage in (as of the time of this writing) sometime in January of 2018, the Falcon Heavy rocket will be the biggest operational rocket in human history as long as it doesn’t blow up on ascent, anyway. It will have the ability to carry as much as 54 metric ton or about 119,000 pounds, more than double that of the closest operation rocket at just one-third of the cost. SpaceX and Elon Musk have a habit of making history, and it will likely do so again, not only launch this baby into space but by taking the first production car into space with it… will The Musk ever stop? Probably not until we find out he’s really an alien from another world, but we’ll leave that conversation for another day.

Falcon Heavy Launch Animation

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