SpaceX's 4 Hour Video of Starman's Voyage to Mars

Domingo, 11 Feb, 2018

On Tuesday, SpaceX (Musk's company) launched the second-largest ever rocket, and the biggest for a private company, into space.

In the official entry on "Tesla Roadster (AKA: Starman)", NASA describes the car as "a standard Tesla Roadster automobile and a spacesuit-wearing mannequin nicknamed 'Starman'".

SpaceX is also not the only one eyeing the moon.

Living in Atlanta in the late 1970s, early '80s, we heard this question every night. Musk has invested an awful lot of public money into making those dreams a reality.

What's next for SpaceX, then? By the end of Q1 2018, Tesla anticipates it will be churning out 2500 Model 3s per week and 5000 per week by the end of Q2 2018.

The space tourists would ride aboard a passenger version of SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule, which has already been used by NASA to send cargo to the International Space Station.

In addition, the fall of American fund indexes, what journalists could easily compare with new signs of crisis, remained almost imperceptible against a background of this event.

The company has reiterated to reach a production of 5,000 Model per week by the end of the 2nd quarter and wants to make 2,500 Model 3 by the end of the first quarter.

In the quarter, Tesla delivered 29,967 vehicles including 1,542 Model 3 vehicles. "Taxpayers footed the bill for Solyndra's losses-yet got hardly any of Tesla's profits", Mazzucato notes.

1999 - Sells Zip2 to Compaq for $307 million in cash. "Jon is the right leader to build upon this momentum with his unique background of starting companies from scratch and managing at scale".

Tesla Inc. hasn't thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window - it's just tapped the brakes.

The problem runs deeper still.

Two of the Heavy Falcon's reusable boosters successfully touched back down to their launchpads. "I was really excited because we were able to get into space past Earth's gravity and pretty much be able to go anywhere in the solar system". In all likelihood, Tesla's Powerwall and SolarCity panels will play a key role in our transition off of fossil fuels.

Obviously, that didn't happen. We're not set a global goal, for instance, like astronautics or nuclear physics were in the last century. All those doubts evaporated in our minds with just one launch and one striking red car "driving" in space.Some have likened this moment - or at least the approaching day of humans boarding a spacecraft to Mars - to the days that followed Columbus' discovery of the New World, when the European powers rushed to gain a foothold in the new continent and make important strategic and economic gains.

There's some Cold War nostalgia to hoisting shiny objects into orbit-a telegenic show of America's technological supremacy. That means Tesla is going to have to dramatically increase production in order to live up to its lofty goals. In such a context, do we need to launch cars into space?

The planned trajectory would have put the Tesla out to the distance of Mars' orbit.