Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla Roadster flying through our solar system

Is This Car Really in Space?

Every Model S and X built with the Autopilot hardware suite, which was introduced in September 2014, has the potential to become self-driving, and all Tesla vehicles, Autopilot-enabled or not, continually gather data and send it to the cloud.

But with the Falcon Heavy launch and the Tesla Roadster's journey to space, the two companies are effectively already conjoined.

One day Earthlings may make it to Mars. It is perhaps the most romantic travel experience in the history of travel. As of Friday, the video has more than 12 million views.

Like so many others, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold was awe-struck by the livestreaming of "Starman" and his ride. It was a refreshing break from reality.

Reserve Airmen are used to supporting milestone rocket launches, and have supported manned spaceflight launches through the years; however, they have never supported a rocket toting a car. It's not meant as a criticism aimed at Musk - on the contrary, he needed a payload for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and he got one that would benefit two of his companies at once. Behind the steering wheel of the 2008 roadster is a mannequin in a fully functioning space suit.

Lori Garver is general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, International and the former deputy administrator of NASA.

The self-made billionaire started Zip2 with his brother - a city guide software for newspapers - later selling it for $307 million (£220 million). The rocket was trying to launch a Tesla car into orbit around Mars. "Impossible to say what is it but this doesn't mean we are seeing a UFO".

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"I think it looks so ridiculous and impossible, and you can tell it's real because it looks so fake, honestly", Musk said at a press conference Tuesday.

"Those materials are largely made up of carbon-carbon bonds and carbon-hydrogen bonds".

But the Model 3 once again struck a discordant note. The electric carmaker brought in almost $3.3 billion in 2017's fourth quarter, compared to $2.3 billion in 2016's fourth quarter.

It's been a landmark week for space.

Leonard David is author of "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet", to be published by National Geographic this October. Relatively affordable, rapid access to space will make true exploration of the solar system possible. It's typical for any test launch to leave debris in the Earth's orbit. The company has offered few details, but it's widely assumed that the main application will be processing the algorithms for Tesla's Autopilot software.

Most importantly, the project isn't supposed to require taxpayer funding.

CASH BURN: Tesla has lofty targets, including building a plant in China and launching a small SUV in 2020.

The payment model for residential solar deployments has been changing as well. "With all the crap that's up there, it's far more likely that it's debris or something that's been in orbit for a while than it was something secret", one suggested.

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