Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a car into space in February, acting on something most thought was a joke. But less humorous are potential impacts the car could have on a planet, should it crash into one. Professors at Purdue University said the car could end up being a biological threat - or benefit.
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Billionaires are taking to space the way wistful young men take to the sea in 19th Century novels. Last week, Elon Musk launched his Tesla Roadster at the astroid belt using the world's most powerful rocket currently in operation. Not to be outdone, Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen also has a big plan (and a big plane) for going to space.
The maiden voyage of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will have some interesting cargo, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter. Musk's own cherry red Tesla Roadster playing "Space Oddity" over its stereo system will be aboard the rocket with its final destination being Mars' orbit.
Just kidding! He made it all up.