Written by Vijay Pattni

Ladies and gentlemen, Elon Musk has sent his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space. Read that sentence again slowly. Out loud. To your friends and family. To your dog. There is a car currently doing an orbit in space. A. Car. In. Space. Last night, Musk"s SpaceX completed a rather successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket - now the most powerful rocket on earth - from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The low-cost rocket (comparatively) is apparently capable of delivering a payload of 64 tonnes. On this test launch however, there was a slightly smaller load.

Date written: 7 Feb 2018

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