Is there "Life on Mars?" Maybe not, but there is now a Tesla roadster rocketing through space while David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" blasts on its sound system. On Tuesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX sent an unmanned Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket, believed to be the largest one ever, carried Musk's own Tesla roadster as payload, with a dummy dubbed "Starman" (another Bowie classic) positioned behind the wheel. "View from SpaceX launch control," Musk tweeted on Tuesday along with the car's livestream. "Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth." The Telegraph reports that, as of Wednesday morning, the Tesla overshot Mars' orbit due to the rocket's heavy-duty power and was headed into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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