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SpaceX Launches Car Playing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Into Space


A car playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was released into space earlier this week. The car was the payload of SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket, which launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week as a test rocket for the Elon Musk led company.

The car, Musk's personal red Tesla Roadster, is now heading towards Mars while blasting the Bowie song on repeat and carrying a test dummy wearing a SpaceX uniform. Musk shared a photo which he captioned:

"A Red Car for the Red Planet Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. That seemed extremely boring. Of course, anything boring is terrible, especially companies, so we decided to send something unusual, something that made us feel. The payload will be an original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit."

Musk had previously conceded that he and his engineers planned to send "the silliest thing we can imagine" on the massive cargo rocket.

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