Ahead of the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, founder, CEO, and lead designer Elon Musk recently revealed an animation for the upcoming blast-off. An updated version of the computer-generated Space X launch released years ago, but this time, the new video shows Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster sitting in the spacecraft and detaching to enter Mars’ orbit.
The updated animation reveals that after the Falcon Heavy’s three booster stages return to Earth, the Roadster emerges from the two halves of the fairing pop off. The Roadster makes its way into Mars’ orbit by exiting the area where the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and customer satellites usually are held. Travelling at around seven miles per second towards the Red Planet, the electric vehicle will be playing David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” (despite the lack of sound in the vacuum of space) with a dummy in a SpaceX spacesuit sitting at the driver’s seat.
Check out the animation of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s impending journey to Mars and stay tuned for the live stream of the lift-off, which will go live on February 6 at 1:30 PM EST.