While you and I were sleeping comfortably in our beds last night, a man, as human as us, sent the world's most powerful rocket into space with, wait for it, a Tesla with a mannequin on the driver's seat.
Those terms seem unreal woven together, and so is what Elon Musk has done.
View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world and was launched into space yesterday from Florida.
The rocket carries Tesla Roadster which will eventually land on Mars, according to The Verge.
Musk had promised us that there will be 'epic views' if the launch went well and he totally kept his promise.
The site of the launch is the same as used by NASA's Saturn 5 rockets to carry Apollo missions to the moon, almost half a century ago.
Twitter, unable to keep calm, had some overwhelming reactions:
SO cool! I love the “Don’t Panic” plaque on the dashboard 😂— Tillie (@TillieWorld) February 7, 2018
It’s awesome! Everything about this is the best thing since landing on the moon! 😂😉— Cameron‽ (@cameronsphotos) February 7, 2018
Truly amazing watching the 2 rockets landing on their predetermined pads almost simultaneously,...goosebumps and hair standing on ends!! Ice nine out— [email protected] (@Scottscottro09) February 6, 2018
This is my favourite flat earth picture I've ever seen 😍🌚— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) February 7, 2018
Do you know how shook I was when Ryan called me and told me that space x was sending a Tesla into fucking space with a dummy that will drive it on mars playing one song on loop for 15 years??? pic.twitter.com/ZGqmmOf2NQ— ℍ𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕠𝕗 𝕊𝕝𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟 (@crucioxo) February 7, 2018
Crazy to think that one man invented PayPal, family guy, bitcoin, Tesla and space X.. #ElonMusk might be a Martian.— drew whitton (@WhittonDrew) February 7, 2018
And then, there were some jokes.
"Bhaiya Location pe aa jaao!"Ola driver: "Ok Sir"*5 minutes later* pic.twitter.com/Mk5Y3VL6DE— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 7, 2018
Isn’t actually D.Trump in the tesla launched in the space X rocket?— Michèle CERIOLI (@Michaime) February 6, 2018
Not real but Space X is using a dummy in their Tesla going to Mars. I suggest they substitute it with Trump https://t.co/PxZaQCHC4O— J D Weinfeld (@RocketCat88) February 5, 2018
It’s almost as if this Space X flight is just a very expensive car advert for @Tesla 🤔🤔— Colin McCredie (@colinmccredie) February 7, 2018
California Man Finally Finds Way to Beat Traffic https://t.co/eHUXZFlti5— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) February 6, 2018
Agar India se Tesla Ki car launch hoti to Jaitley ji us pe bhi Luxury Cess lagate 🤣🤣🤣— Navroop Singh (@s_navroop) February 7, 2018
Lest they confuse us with someone else. Musk ain't takin that shit.
In an interview, Musk had once mentioned that he would like to die in Mars and going by the looks of it, we think he might be able to live there, too.