Where Elon Musk’s Tesla Is After 5 Years in Space
February 28, 2023
The Tesla Roadster is an electric sports car that served as a dummy payload for the February 2018 Falcon Heavy test flight, this car belongs to Elon Musk and became an artificial satellite of the Sun. Also, this car has a mannequin with a space suit, nicknamed “Starman”, occupying the driver’s seat.
This car and the rocket are products of Tesla and SpaceX, respectively, with the 2010 Roadster being the personal property of Elon Musk, who is leading this project.
And it’s been five years since SpaceX first launched its mighty Falcon Heavy rocket and the launch of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on February 6, 2018, and this car is actually still in space.
A lot has happened since then, we found Musk Twitter; the great development of Starship; also tons of Falcon 9 launches; plus more Falcon Heavy releases; and despite all these events that have occurred the red car and a dummy named Starman have been in orbit around the sun for all this time.
Where exactly is it now?
Since 2018 when the car was launched into space, the Whereisroadster.com website has been running, where you can find information on the Tesla’s location as it keeps tracking the car on its journey through space.
The creator of this website is Ben Pearson, who further noted that the Roadster was set to “cross the orbit of Mars for the fourth time since launch” as the car neared its fifth anniversary in space.
According to the work that has been done on the Pearson website, it is said that the car takes about 557 days to orbit the sun. Plus Tesla is said to have exceeded its 36,000-mile warranty more than 70,050 times.
Information has been found that says that looking at the chances of the car impacting Earth one day, according to the researchers, they put the odds at just 6% within a million years. In addition, the research team also calculated that the Roadster will make a close encounter with Earth, approximately in 2091 when it is a few hundred thousand miles, or a few hundred thousand kilometers, from the planet where it was manufactured and where it was made. its launch in 2018.
It is believed that both the roadster car and its driver Starman are battered and not in the best condition, since being in space is not easy and it is a hard place to live.
The truth is that at this point we could not be sure what will happen to the car in space, if it will ever return to Earth, or if it will continue wandering through space and the solar system, or if at some point humanity decides to undertake a search in space to recover it, maybe if this were to happen in the future, we could have the Tesla Roadster car that was in space together with its driver Starman in a museum.
Anyone want a lightly used, well-traveled electric car? We must wait a little longer to find out what will happen to this car, maybe it will also disappear into space, or come back in perfect condition. The truth is that something is eagerly expected to happen with this car, since it is the first car that has wandered through space and that has been in this process since 2018.