According to the Web site "Where's the Roadster", the electric car was blown into space because it took only 557 days for the rocket load of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to circulate to our nearest star.
That is distance of more of 762 million miles and hell of many performances of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in the process.
In fact, when you sell Tesla Roadster around the country, there is a 36,000-mile warranty. So far, it has exceeded the original warranty by a whopping 21,000 times.
If you were planning to take out the telescope for a look Starman hover around, you better have pretty good ones.
In a minute, the Earth is across the sun to Tesla and will not pass anywhere near us until November 5you 2020.
Also, in this example "everywhere near us" is explained in cosmic terms. In reality it however it will be 0.346AU (these are astronomical units) from us. About 32.2 million miles, that is.
Bloody long way away, basically.
Earlier this month, it would move closer to Mars. In October 2020 Starman will go by the red planet at distance from only 0.05AE – that's about 4.6 million miles for you and me.
Beyond that – to quote Elton JohnsonRocket& # 39; – I think it will be a long, long time, until the Tesla Rooster cycle brings it back to us.
It may be as early as 2047, before he returns anywhere near us, after a brief and distant reunification with the Earth next November.
Obviously, that doesn't mean we won't go there to say hello. After all, the United States wants to try to send people on a mission to Mars by 2030.
SpaceX itself, the company that put the car there, fancy stains in deep space exploration.
If you can't see the launch point of a space helmet doll, you're sitting in a car, deep in space, there's actually a method to the madness.
You see, Elon Musk and the SpaceX team wanted to test the capabilities of their Falcon Heavy rocket, but they didn't want to put something very important or expensive into space because of the high probability of failure.
Fortunately, Tesla was exalted safely and now makes a solitary journey through the heavens.