At first, when Elon Musk tweeted it out earlier this month, it seemed like something of an April Fool's joke.
That's according to a recent conversation CEO Elon Musk had on Twitter.
The tweet was immediately deleted, but by then the number had spread.
While future Falcon Heavy missions are expected to involve delivering payloads to space as well as manned missions to the moon and beyond, the maiden voyage, which is heading to Mars, is taking with it a somewhat offbeat cargo: Musk's own cherry-red Tesla Roadster. A post that appeared on Instagram today shows he was dead serious.
The SpaceX monstrous new rocket has officially arrived at the Kennedy SpaceX Center ahead of it's debut test launch.
As Musk writes in the post, mass simulators like concrete and steel are "boring", so the decision was made to "send something unusual, something that made us feel". Of course, anything boring is bad, especially companies, so we chose to send something unusual, something that made us feel.
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SpaceX's three-booster Falcon Heavy rocket in a hangar at Cape Canaveral in December 2017.
"Major navigation overhaul coming in early 2018".
For example, Musk previously said he planned to launch the "s$3 illiest thing we can imagine" on Falcon Heavy's first test-flight. Musk added that the rollout will only take place after current testing underway is complete, but that it will be "light-years ahead" of the current navigation offering included in Tesla vehicles.
It's unlikely the Tesla will be empty.
"Just bear in mind that there is a good chance this monster rocket blows up", Musk reportedly told Plait in an email, "so I wouldn't put anything of irreplaceable sentimental value on it".