At the convertible's wheel is SpaceX's "Starman," a dummy in a white-and-black-trimmed spacesuit, and on the soundtrack is another nod to David Bowie: his 1969, pre-Apollo 11 song "Space Oddity," featuring the memorable line "Ground Control to Major Tom." SpaceX is hoping for live shots of the car from on-board cameras, once the protective enclosure comes off and the car sails off fully exposed.
The car faces considerable speed bumps before settling into its intended orbit around the sun, an oval circle stretching from the orbit of Earth on one end to the orbit of Mars on the other.
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Re-achieving critical mass. Until then it's only stardust and emptiness.