Space SpaceX launches world’s biggest rocket — with a Tesla car inside

Kevin

Code Monkey
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#3
Richy rich guy showing off his wealth, remember you cant take it with you....;):)
It was more about making the test payload something that the public would be interested in. Normally blocks of concrete are used as a test payload. If you have to do the launch anyway for testing you might as well have some fun with it and having a convertible playing a David Bowie song while giving homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is certainly one way. And, intentional or not, it also gives a shout out to the opening of Heavy Metal.
 

sci-fi-dude

1963, 1899 called they want every thing back....
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#4
It was more about making the test payload something that the public would be interested in. Normally blocks of concrete are used as a test payload. If you have to do the launch anyway for testing you might as well have some fun with it and having a convertible playing a David Bowie song while giving homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is certainly one way. And, intentional or not, it also gives a shout out to the opening of Heavy Metal.
Heavy metal Rullllesssss!
 
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