Elon said, "A Red Car for the Red Planet Test flights of new rockets usually contains mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks".
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been successfully launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Los Angeles last week on Friday, Dec. 22.
Last month, Musk unveiled the 2017 Tesla Roadster, billed as the fastest production vehicle ever made. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. First, though, SpaceX will test-fire all 27 of the rocket's engines at the pad. "That seemed extremely boring", Musk said in an Instagram post. The picture shows a 2008 midnight-cherry-red Tesla Roadster sitting in the carbon-fiber fairing of a Falcon Heavy rocket - just as Musk promised.
Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, with the aim of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. He said, "Of course, anything boring is bad, especially companies, so we chose to send something unusual, something that made us feel".
'Destination is Mars orbit.
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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is one of the most powerful rockets ever made, capable of lifting into orbit more than 119,000.
In April, Musk said he was trying to think of the "silliest thing we can imagine" to stick on top that first Falcon Heavy rocket.
Tesla's current navigation software doesn't differ that much from the kinds of navigation apps you'll get on mobile devices, including smartphones, but it does build-in key information like the location of Tesla chargers and Superchargers.
He also says it will carry his own Tesla Roadster, which will be sent flying towards Mars.
While there was some confusion as to whether Musk was actually serious when he first mentioned sending his vehicle to float in "deep space for a billion years", a Reddit photo that surfaced earlier in the week seemed to lend credence to the idea that the eccentric CEO was, in fact, planning on doing just that.