SpaceX to send a Tesla Roadster into outer space

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CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company is aiming to send it to the Martian orbit next month from the same iconic launch pad where Apollo 11 took off.

A Morgan Stanley analyst said Tesla Inc. could struggle on its own and that Elon Musk's attention may wander more toward his other-worldly endeavors, potentially leading to a combination with SpaceX. SpaceX, Nueralink and the Boring Co. announced the plan over the weekend in a message to his loyal Twitter followers.

Musk's rocket company scheduled the debut launch of its long-awaited Falcon Heavy for January 2018.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will carry aloft a Roadster sports auto owned by Musk as payload when it fires toward Mars orbit for its maiden voyage.

It'll be the first major test of the rocket and as Musk points out, there's a distinct possibility that neither the rocket or the vehicle will even make it to Mars, instead exploding in a fiery ball of rocket fuel and metal. The business tycoon has also divulged that Falcon 9's more powerful sibling will carry his personal midnight cherry Tesla Roadster to space. Musk said the Tesla Roadster will be playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on repeat during its trip to Mars. The new vehicle will be the most powerful rocket in production, capable of carrying more than 63 metric tons of cargo to low-earth orbit-or almost 17 metric tons to Mars. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent".

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