SpaceX: Roadster-Driving Mannequin Has Passed Mars
REMEMBER STARMAN AND THE TESLA ROADSTER LAUNCHED INTO SPACE? THEY'RE NOW BEYOND MARS, SPACEX SAYS
(CNN) – SpaceX updated the status of the mannequin astronaut it launched into space earlier this year.
The aerospace company says its ‘starman’ already passed Mars.
In a tweet, SpaceX says its mannequin is headed to a “restaurant at the end of the universe.”
Back in February, ‘Starman’ was launched aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The mannequin is riding in the driver’s seat of a Tesla roadster wearing a fully-functioning SpaceX space suit.
SpaceX says this trip will help test the suit and prepare for flights with human passengers.