Watch SpaceX’s New Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Starman Video

MAR 11 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 12

Back in early February, SpaceX sent Falcon Heavy into outer space with a very unique payload on board.

The payload was Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster, which is now in orbit in outer space.

Musk was asked, why? Why send a car into outer space? Well, he’s now responded, via Twitter:

Why Falcon Heavy & Starman?

Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity. That is why we did it. We did for you.

Additionally, SpaceX has released this new video of the launch, which includes some never-before-seen footage of the Roadster being prepped for its journey into space.

Related – See The Tesla Roadster In Space From All Angles

Video description:

When Falcon Heavy lifted off, it became the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.

Following liftoff, the two side boosters separated from the center core and returned to landing site for future reuse.

Falcon Heavy put a Tesla Roadster and its passenger, Starman, into orbit around the sun. At max velocity Starman and the Roadster will travel 11 km/s (7mi/s) and travel 400 million km (250 million mi) from Earth.

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12 Comments on "Watch SpaceX’s New Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Starman Video"

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mx

Wild.
Good to be alive today to see this.

Micke Larsson

Goosebumps….

John

When folks with about 1/10th of Elon Musk’s intelligence question him they need only watch this video. Regardless of the future of Tesla, the guy’s brilliant at another level.

David Murray

While I’ve no doubt of Elon’s brilliance… One must always remember he didn’t do this stuff by himself. He has thousands of people working for him

HN

Columbus didn’t find the new world by himself. Von Brown didn’t make the rocket himself. Nobody ever been able to make any substantial thing in life by himself/herself.

SpaceX exits because Elon Musk dump $100 million out of $180 million he got from selling of PayPal while living in a rent apartment. Then in 2008 he had to borrow money for paying rent.

Any other millionaire ever did that ?

SparkEV

Not exactly what Musk did, but most millionaires were not millionaires when they started. Same is true about billionaires not being billionaires when they started; they made their money through their work. That includes Prez Dump which goes to show you making money doesn’t mean you have to be too smart.

Gasbag

No. You’ve bought into his fantasy story. The dude is a spoiled brat rich kid. His dad is a convicted felon and at 24 he was in charge of daddies real estate company because Donnie hadn’t been convicted. Do you honestly think he had done ANYTHING to distinguish himself?

Money laundering isn’t much of an accomplishment. Not being convicted is his biggest accomplishment.

SparkEV

Dump’s dad was not multi billionaire. Dump is. You don’t become multi billionaire as a crook; Escobar, etc. tried, they’re all dead.

CDAVIS

Brilliant video!

*Made on Earth by humans*

SparkEV

Earth, sure, but more specifically made in USA! Even more specifically, made in California! Even more specifically, made (or designed) in SoCal! People in SoCal are just better than everyone else on Earth. 😉

CDAVIS

This video was composed to deliver a message of human spirit and and hope.

Considering the intended meaning by David Bowie for his song “Life On Mars?”… I can only conclude that Elon Musk knowingly elected to use it as the theme song to the Falcon Heavy / Starman event for the end purpose to ultimately respond to the sentiment message and end question of the song… a response of human spirit and hope which the song intended to question… brilliant on so many levels… a work of art.

Mark

that made on earth by human tagline is on the PCB of every tesla cars and super chargers