Elon Musk to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars

Billionaire technology magnate Elon Musk announced that his company plans to launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars next month as it blares David Bowie on the stereo.

Musk, 46, made the announcement via Twitter on Friday, stating that a SpaceX rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy, will blast off from Cape Canaveral, site of the historic Apollo 11 mission.

'Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another,' Musk posted.  

Elon Musk attends the 'Goldenes Lenkrad' Award at Axel Springer Haus on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany

'Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another,' Musk posted.

Billionaire technology magnate Elon Musk (pictured left) made the announcement via Twitter on Friday

A SpaceX rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy (pictured), will blast off from Cape Canaveral - site of the historic Apollo 11 launch

A SpaceX rocket, known as the Falcon Heavy (pictured), will blast off from Cape Canaveral - site of the historic Apollo 11 launch

The mission marks SpaceX's most ambitious project to date after suffering a number of catastrophic setbacks over the years

The mission marks SpaceX's most ambitious project to date after suffering a number of catastrophic setbacks over the years

The mission marks SpaceX's most ambitious project to date after suffering a number of catastrophic setbacks including launchpad and in flight explosions, according to CNN. 

Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, with the aim of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. 

Musk said the Telsa Roadster inside the Falcon Heavt aircraft will be playing David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' 

Musk said the Telsa Roadster inside the Falcon Heavt aircraft will be playing David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' 

The 46-year-old South African is also the CEO of Tesla, and predicts Falcon Heavy's payload will stay in deep space for a while. 

'Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a

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