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Elon Musk's 'Starman' Last Pic Outta This World

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Elon Musk's "Starman" last picture is out of this world as the Tesla shiny red Roadster carrying the dummy of David Bowie leaves Earth and is now headed beyond Mars and into the Asteroid Belt.

Musk's roadster floating through space with the space-suited mannequin behind the wheel is the last of SpaceX's achievements this week, even though probably the least important. The surreal photo ws released by the billionaire owner of SpaceX on social media on Wednesday.

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The Tesla Roadster was the test payload for the SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket that lifted off successfully from Florida. Then two of its first-stage rockets returned in a dramatic dual landing.

The Verge reported that the Falcon Heavy's center core rocket was only able to relight one of its three engines and crash landed in the ocean, hitting the water at 300 miles per hour.

Musk said he decided to put his own car into space because he wanted something more interesting as the Falcon Heavy's test payload than the concrete blocks typically used as mass simulators, which he called "extremely boring," USA Today reported.

According to Mashable, SpaceX's trajectory map for the Roadster shows the car flying past Mars and approaching the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt.

Mashable said there is no certainty the Roadster will eventually crash in the Asteroid Belt, it could very well float in space for millions of years.

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Elon Musk's "Starman" last picture is out of this world as the Tesla shiny red Roadster carrying the dummy of David Bowie leaves Earth and is now headed beyond Mars and into the Asteroid Belt.
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