Elon Musk promises Tesla will drive itself coast-to-coast in six months

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The device is the most powerful rocket in use today.

The video above shows the last picture SpaceX was able to capture of a Tesla Roadster in space. Elon Musk had earlier said in an interview that he loved the book, which he read as a teenager and that the spaceship from the book was his favourite.

But SpaceX reportedly offered NASA and the Air Force a chance to put a payload on the rocket at no cost before deciding to launch the auto.

This week, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time ever, ushering in a new era in rocket manufacturing.

Despite production struggles, Tesla reiterated its cosmic ambitions to launch the next-gen Roadster in 2020, touting it as the "fastest auto in the world", which will put to rest "any debate about the limitations of electric vehicles". And the SLS is created to have greater capability than the Falcon Heavy.

This was an important success for SpaceX, which now launches commercial satellites, cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), and next year intends to launch American astronauts to the space station, and it was an a great demonstration of American ingenuity and determination.

As the space council mulls how best to involve commercial companies in its plans, its exploits so far have begun to attract attention on the Florida space coast, reviving an area that was hit hard when the space shuttle retired in 2011.

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Musk unveiled the BFR back in September a year ago but there was little concrete evidence that they would actually start building it. Although Elon Musk has mentioned they have a dozen commercial customers for the Falcon Heavy.

SpaceX is also not the only one eyeing the moon. Tyres will have deflated or burst, and airbags will have gone off unless they were already removed or deactivated.

Mr Musk has had plenty of experience with rocket accidents, from his original Falcon 1 test flights to his follow-up Falcon 9s, one of which exploded on a nearby pad during a 2016 ignition test.

One of Musk's long-standing goals has been to colonise Mars.

That said, we're all dying to see Starman make his flybys, and we can hardly wait to see the bright red Roadster cruising along with Mars in its rear-view mirror. Then ten Falcon 9 and ten Falcon Heavy could be produced along with extra single-engine second stages.

A first test flight could take place in 2019 with orbital tests in 2020 and the delivery of the first cargo to Mars in 2022.

However, according to Lori Garver, a former NASA deputy administrator, the company offered the United States government a chance to fly whatever payload it wanted - free of charge - before deciding on Musk's auto.