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Thursday, October 8, 2020

SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby


SpaceX's Starman and Elon Musk's Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby


Article Excerpt: "... last seen leaving Earth, made its first close approach with Mars today—within 0.05 astronomical units, or under 5 million miles, of the Red Planet pic.twitter.com/gV8barFTm7October 7, 2020 Debut launches of new rockets are risky things, which explains why SpaceX decided to put Starman and the Roadster aboard the first Falcon Heavy liftoff as a dummy payload. Marketing may have been another factor, of course..."


Reference: www.space.com