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How a ‘driver’ flew past Mars in Elon Musk’s Tesla car

Two years ago, in February 2018, Elon Musk-founded SpaceX sent a Tesla Roadster owned by Musk himself into deep space. How? With the help of a rocket, of course, which happened to be The Falcon Heavy Rocket. The car was “perched on the top of” the rocket and helmed by a dummy named “Starman”. Now, after two years since its launch into space, that very car has flown past planet Mars for the first time, as per a report by Business Insider.
“The car made its first close approach to Mars at about 2:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday, passing about 7.4 million kilometers (4.6 million miles) from the red planet, according to Jonathan McDowell.”, states the report.
Researchers believe that the car (with Starman ) would be able to travel for millions of years and then crash to Earth, Venus or the Sun most probably.
The dummy in the driver’s seat, the “Starman”, is clad in a spacesuit and the car carries copies of two of the favourite books of Musk, Foundation by Issac Asimov and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It also has a Hot Wheels model of itself with a miniature Starman. Other things it holds are a towel and a sign which says “Don’t Panic”. Also, the car speakers were blaring out David Bowie’s Space Oddity after launch.
As per the report, the rocket entered the second stage long back and has run out of fuel. Neither the rocket nor the Tesla Roadster is sending any signal back to earth. Read from source….