NewsLocal NewsWater Cooler

Actions

Elon Musk shares final photo of Tesla Roadster, Starman headed to asteroid belt

Posted: 9:18 AM, Feb 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-08 14:43:21Z

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, posted a final photo of the Tesla Roadster he launched into space on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on Instagram on Wednesday as it heads for Mars orbit and then the asteroid belt. 

Musk wrote " Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars Orbit and then the Asteroid Belt."

 

Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on

 

Cameras were mounted on the car as they fed the stunning video of "Starman" making its way around Earth. 

RELATED | SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off with sports car on top

PHOTOS: SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket on test flight with Tesla on board

The Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the liftoff punch of its closest competitor. 

 

 

Kelly Bazzle is the Digital Executive Producer at Scripps station, WFTS in Tampa. Follow Kelly on Twitter