What does Starman drive?
2008 Midnight Cherry Tesla Roadster.
Elon Musk donated his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on the soundtrack. It is one of the car company’s original Roadsters. No car has ever rocketed into space before, if you don’t count NASA’s Apollo-era moon buggies, still parked on the lunar surface.
How fast was it on earth?
0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 sec
How fast is it in space?
How far is it going?
The 250-million-mile journey will be taking Starman in a solar orbit with a high point just beyond Mars
How long will he travel?
The Starman is headed towards an elliptical orbit some 250 million miles from Earth, where it will orbit the Sun for hundreds of millions of years. Maybe even billions, should it avoid a direct hit with an asteroid or a collision with Mars. [Source: GIZMODO]
What else is on board?
“In the middle of the vehicle, on the center screen, the words ‘Don’t Panic’ were printed – a reference to the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, about an accidental space traveller, Arthur Dent [Source: dailymail]