With an incredible propulsion power, the world’s most powerful rocket was successfully launched in Florida. On board the Falcon Heavy was a Tesla Roadster vehicle inside which is the Starman manikin carrying a functional astronaut suit made by the company.
Initially, both Starman and the Tesla car had to travel 400 million miles to Mars. But with Mail Online, Musk admitted that the car was released earlier because one of the Falcon Heavy’s engines was lit for too long.
Despite the failure to place the car in the Red Planet orbit, Musk said the “funny and silly” mission was a success because it would “enthuse people around the world”. Partly, Musk’s main goal was reached after launching the rocket.