The Tesla sports car is one of the most interesting objects currently roaming the solar system. It is also a car that has set many records in the world of astronomy and automotive.
The red athlete from Tesla has already traveled an unimaginable 1 billion 225 million kilometers. There are currently 37 million kilometers of roads on our planet. Roadster would have driven them all over 33 times. All thanks to the speed with which it moves. At the moment it is 120 thousand kilometers per hour.
Starman is the first mannequin and Roadster is the first car to have all orbit around our daytime star. We remind you that the start of this unique mission took place in February 2018. At that time, the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful currently used in the space industry, also had its first test streaming audit.
Many space enthusiasts wonder if the car will ever get very close to Earth on its journey through the solar system. So researchers from the University of Toronto decided to check if this is real. The advanced simulations they carried out showed that this would happen as soon as possible, and quite soon.
In 29 years the sports car will be quite close to our planet (for space conditions), and in 2091 close enough that you will be able to see it from the Blue Planet using ordinary telescopes. Perhaps future SpaceX employees will try to catch him and download him to Earth ?! We can be sure of one thing, the Roadster will never hit Mars or the Sun.
Elon Musk says that it is in some sense a hibernation chamber for terrestrial bacteria that went with him on a journey through space. After all, they are also a backup of earthly life. If our planet ever had a mass destruction of species, then such an unusual bank of microorganisms will allow survivors or foreign civilizations to try to recreate life on Earth, or at least learn its history.