Launched into space 18 months ago, the first generation electric vehicle Tesla Roadster moved 1.28 billion km in space.
Tesla Roadster was launched by SpaceX from orbit on February 6, 2018. Vehicles are mounted on the spacecraft with model driver Starman. Tesla Roadster has just completed the first round around the Sun.
And so, Tesla Roadster took 1 year 6 months and 12 days to spin around the Sun. In total, the car moved 1.28 billion km at a rate of 41,438 km / h in space.
Tesla Roadster is launched according to the spacecraft not ordinary cars. It is the Tesla boss car, Elon Musk.
“It was a fun moment but it was also quite stupid. In fact, fun is the main. Usually when people launch missiles, only satellites or people inside. Here, we chose Tesla Roadster to make people feel excited, ”Elon Musk said of the decision to bring Tesla Roadster into space.
According to calculations, the spacecraft carrying Tesla Roadster will approach the Earth in November 2020. Saying close but this distance is still up to 51.5 million km. The Tesla Roadster’s next Earth approach will take place in 2047.