SpaceX beams cool video of Tesla in space

February 7, 2018

What a fine view of Mother Earth and what a smooth ride.

Tucked into the nose of the mammoth SpaceX unmanned rocket that blasted off Tuesday was tech pioneer Elon Musk's own cherry red convertible Tesla roadster, a vehicle that was in fact manned—by a spacesuited dummy nicknamed Starman.

Once a called the fairing peeled away from the nose holding the payload, video beamed down live and broadcast via Twitter showed the slick, shiny automobile seeming to float in the dark of space until our big gray-blue planet drifted into view behind it, filling the background.

Whisps of white hinted at churning busily high above Earth's surface.

Starman had its right hand on the and left arm stretched casually along the open left side of the car.

At another point in the video, a skinny, elongated reflection of the Earth—an image shaped roughly like a , of all things—crept forward along the left side of the car.

And through a strange optical effect, a similar reflection headed in the other direction from the front of the Tesla.

The tips of the two reflections kissed and merged into one shape, even as the rest of each kept flowing in opposite directions, lava-like, toward each other.

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5 / 5 (1) Feb 07, 2018
The video is like the opening of National Lampoon's "Heavy Metal" movie.
not rated yet Feb 07, 2018
This vid PROVES that musk parked his car in an empty parking lot at night and had cronies wheel a model of the 'globe' in front of it.
5 / 5 (1) Feb 07, 2018
"...Head bangers in leather
Sparks fly in the dead of the night
It all comes together
When they shoot out the lights
Fifty thousand watts of power
And it's pushin' overload
The beast is ready to devour
All the metal they can hold
Reachin' overload
Start to explode

It's your one way ticket to midnight
Call it heavy metal
Higher than high, feelin' just right
Call it heavy metal
Desperation on a red line
...Call it heavy metal noise!... ;-]]]]]]]
not rated yet Feb 07, 2018
"Black is the night, metal we fight
Power amps set to explode.
Energy screams, magic and dreams
Satan records the first note.
We chime the bell, chaos and hell
Metal for maniacs pure.
Faster than steel, fortune on wheels
Brain haemorrhage is the cure.

"Freaking so wild, nobody's mild
Giving it all that you got.
Wild is so right, metal tonight
Faster than over the top.
Open the door, enter hell's core
Black is the code for tonight.
Atomic force, feel no remorse
Crank up the amps now its night
Black metal
Black metal
Black metal
Black metal
Black metal
Lay down your souls to the gods rock 'n roll!
Metal ten fold through the deadly black hole.
Black Metal

-Nothing as cold as black metal...
1 / 5 (4) Feb 07, 2018
The message on the car reads:

Dear Universe
This entire planet is an old white man having a midlife crisis
5 / 5 (1) Feb 07, 2018
There's nothing like driving with the top down.
not rated yet Feb 12, 2018
Great. But whoever finds it will surely panic

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