SpaceX Launches Successfully But Will Overshoot Mars

SpaceX Launches Successfully But Will Overshoot Mars


Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully left orbit with his Tesla Roadster attached to it.

Musk released live streams from the rocket as it orbited Earth.

View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018

Currently over Australia 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/HAya3E6OEJ

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018

And here is the entire feed – Jump to 56:00 minutes in to watch it pass our planet:

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This is video of the launch and the booster rockets landing back on Earth.

So, thats’ the good news. The bad news is the rocket is going to overshoot Mars and end up in the asteroid belt:

Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018

Just a slight, minor, mini problem. Back to the drawing board for Elon.

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