It’s been two years and eight months since then Historical event And while caring for Roadster Starman’s ride has diminished a bit, and it’s still impressive. Just in case you woke up this morning while sipping coffee, you were quietly asking yourself, “Gee, I wonder where Starman is today,” As one does, the answer comes from SpaceX itself: Starman basking in the sight of the Red Planet. Or you did, for a while.
“Starman, who was last seen leaving Earth, made its first close proximity to Mars today – within 0.05 AU, or less than 5 million miles, from the Red Planet,” He says SpaceX in a recent tweet.
Sure, it’s not like Starman has approached Mars, but it’s still closer to it than it is now, according to WhereIsRoadster The website, which tracks the progress of the Roadster and its driver. The same source indicates that if the battery on the Roadster was still functional, Starman would have heard Space oddity 265,533 times in one year, and Is there any life on Mars? 357794 times in the other.
Starman is a model wearing a prototype of the SpaceX space suit, and there is another smaller version of her inside Hot Wheels toy Roadster on the dashboard. Data storage device with a copy of Isaac Asimov Corporation Narrations are included, just in case the duo encounters aliens on their space trip.
It was a roadster It took off in space On board the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, with no particular target in mind. It blasted at 4,641 mph (7,469 km / h) and, according to consensus, will continue to move into space until it collides with something and is destroyed. What has not already happened.
Starman, who was last seen leaving Earth, made its first close proximity to Mars today – within 0.05 AU, or less than 5 million miles, from the Red Planet. pic.twitter.com/gV8barFTm7
– SpaceX (SpaceX) October 7, 2020