SpaceX's new "Falcon Heavy" rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

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Serial entrepreneur and tech visionary Elon Musk is planning to send a red electric sports auto made by one of his companies into outer space on a massive rocket ship made by another one of his companies. His Tweet also cautioned that the cart would be in space for a billion years or so "if it doesn't blow up on ascent".

But here's the fun part: Musk's "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity", will be the rocket's payload, according to a separate tweet by the tech billionaire.

The launch date of SpaceX's latest "Falcon Heavy" rocket has been delayed.

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     MARS Elon Musk hopes the Falcon Heavy will one day take people to Mars
Instagram MARS Elon Musk hopes the Falcon Heavy will one day take people to Mars

SpaceX was hoping to launch the heavy-lift rocket before the year was out until recently. Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. And if the Falcon Heavy doesn't explode on its first launch attempt - something he has warned might happen - the 2,700 pound Tesla would easily fit within the capabilities of a rocket created to loft 37,000 pounds of cargo to the red planet. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

Larson defended sending a auto to Mars orbit instead of a scientific probe, saying by email: "Anytime you have a new rocket launching, you're going to learn a lot". The launch of the Falcom Heavy will be from the Apollo 11 pad at the Kenedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral in Florida.

SpaceX also plans to be able to recover all three rocket cores that power the "Falcon Heavy", just like it has done over the a year ago with main rocket booster stage of its "Falcon 9" rockets, according to The Verge. The red Tesla Roadster will be sent to space on a mission to the red planet, Mars.

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