Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017
In the wake of cancelling plans to launch a Red Dragon to Mars next year, Elon Musk now wants to send his red Tesla into orbit around the planet next year on the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy booster. The launch is set for next month from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.