Washington, 6 November (EUROPA PRESS). – An electric car and the manikin driver who was released on space launch February 6 at the launch of the X Falcon Heavy rocket launcher was traversed in Mars' orbit.
"The current location of Starman. The next stop, the restaurant at the end of the universe," SpaceX has published in his Twitter account along with the orbit scheme.
The second space on this space Twitter, according to Space.com, will be cast to the preferred writer Douglas Adams. "The Ultimate Restaurant" is the second novel in Adams's five-part series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
SpaceX's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is a great fan of the Hitchhiker's Guide, as evidenced by the Tesla Roadster car running the Starman dummy. The car's entertainment screen was programmed to read "Do not panic!" – a phrase that adorns the overlay of the single-name electronic guide in the Adams series.
Starmans is also a cultural monument; This is the name of the 1972 David Bowie song. And Musk said before the release that Roadster played Bowie in a 1969 "Space Oddity" full speed journey through the deep space (although Starman could not hear the famous tune without air in the vacuum). Finally, Musk chose Life on Mars, including Bowie, for the farewell music of Starman and Tesla.
Starman and his car stay unstoppable outside of Mars. As you can see in the diagram, the couple retreated in their heliocentric orbit, eventually reaching as close to the Sun as Earth.
According to an orbital modeling study, Roadster and Starman will reach several hundred thousand kilometers from our planet in 2091. The authors of the study found that the car would enter Venus or the Earth, possibly in the next ten years. They give the spacecraft 6 percent chance of cooperating with Earth in the next million years and 2.5 percent chance of falling into Venice this time.