Category : Technology
Today we are talking about Elon Musk’s Tesla which he sent to the space. It is true that it does not do it on his own wheels, but it is still a record holder.
It is unbelievable number what Tesla did itself. Yes, it has already traveled unimaginable 809 million kilometers. Roadster broke the same record belonging to the Volvo P1800, which Irv Gordon defeated ‘only’ 5 million kilometers. At the moment, the car is 365 million kilometers from Earth. It is worth adding here that the Earth's orbit around the Sun is 940 million kilometers long, and there are currently 65 million kilometers of roads on our planet. Roadster would drive them all over 12 times. All this thanks to the speed at which it moves. At the moment it is 82 thousand kilometers per hour. Sounds good.
Roadster was elevated to space on the Falcon Heavy rocket from SpaceX little more than one year ago. On November 8 last year, Starman and Roadster achieved the aphelion, the punk of the greatest distance from the Sun in their orbit, and in few days the vehicle will again cut through the orbit of Mars. Many space enthusiasts wonder if the car will once be very close to the Earth on its journey through the Solar System. Researchers at the University of Toronto decided to check if it was real. Advanced simulations carried out by them showed that yes!
In 30 years, sports car will be quite close to our planet (as for space conditions), and in 2091 close enough that it can be seen from the Blue Planet with the help of ordinary telescopes. Perhaps future SpaceX employees will attempt to catch him and download him to Earth. One can be sure that Roadster will never hit either Mars or the Sun.
Elon Musk says that he is in a sense a hibernation chamber for terrestrial bacteria that along with it went on a journey through space. As if not to look, they are also a backup of earthly life. If on our planet there was once a massive extinction of species, then such an unusual bank of microorganisms will allow survivors or alien civilizations to try to recreate life on Earth, or at least learn its history.
There are some websites that we can track the Roadster online. The vehicle has traveled far enough to drive all of the world’s roads 23.3 times.
We will see when it returns to the world. Or, if it returns.