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Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell revealed to Aviation Week that the organization is arranging a static test shoot of its Falcon Heavy rocket, with every one of the 27 Merlin motors utilized at the same time, before the finish of 2017.

"Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity", Musk tweeted.

It has said that reused rockets will be a part of the maiden launch of the Falcon Heavy, which is essentially three Falcon 9 rockets, the company's current workhorse, strapped together.

The first flight of California-based space company SpaceX's "Falcon Heavy" rocket will give a piggyback ride to a Tesla Roadster and deliver it into the Martian orbit, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced.

The Falcon Heavy is a powerful rocket, which is the follow-up to the Falcon 9. It was originally supposed to be launched in 2013 or 2014; however, it is now scheduled for January 2018 launch.

The arranged goal is Mars and, all being great, Musk said his vehicle would be in the planet's circle for "a billion years".

Falcon Heavy is the followup to SpaceX's Falcon 9.

If all goes well, Musk's little red Roadster will soon be sent soaring into the cosmos, forever enshrined in orbit around Mars. Falcon Heavy missions will send large payloads to orbit inside a composite fairing, which will protect satellites during delivery to destinations including low Earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit, and geosynchronous orbit.

He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.

SpaceX also plans to be able to recover all three rocket cores that power the "Falcon Heavy", just like it has done over the previous year with main rocket booster stage of its "Falcon 9" rockets, according to The Verge.