The SpaceX "Mars Rocket" arrives at Cape Canaveral

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Not the most subtle of promotions, for sure. Musk stated in a tweet, "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity".

"Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks".

Earlier this month, Musk said the Falcon Heavy rocket, which has been under development for years, will launch in January from Cape Canaveral, Florida. "Destination is Mars orbit".

The Falcon Heavy combines three SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, such that it rides atop 27 Merlin engines firing in unison. Thus, while the release of Tesla's Full Self-Driving feature appears to be delayed, the upcoming navigation overhaul for early 2018 might be the electric carmaker's way of paving the way for more advanced Autopilot features to follow. And in 2010, he launched a wheel of cheese into orbit during the maiden voyage of Dragon, a spaceship built by SpaceX.

Photos shared on Instagram show the Tesla Roadster being prepped for the Falcon Heavy rocket. Instead, it was readily visible to Musk's 16.7 million Twitter followers.

UFO sighted over the skies of Los Angeles freaks the citizens
The SpaceX "Mars Rocket" arrives at Cape Canaveral

The Tesla won't be going to the planet Mars itself, as Musk told Phil Plait, an astronomer and writer.

What Bjelde ultimately wants to see in SpaceX candidates is the same mission-driven work ethic he sees from Musk, who has always made clear that the company's collective goal is to get humans to Mars.

"I love the thought of a auto drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future". Joy Dunn, an engineer at the company, tweeted on December 1 that "this is legit and of course there will be cameras!" In other words, don't be surprised if it ends up in an updated version of Musk's blooper video.

We have to keep in mind that it's a demonstration flight for a new rocket.

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