It’s been hardly two weeks since Elon Musk’s SpaceX magnificently launched the first Falcon Heavy into orbit and also a red Tesla Roadster. Many of us are interested as to where it and its unconventional passenger are at the moment. Sending Tesla Roadster was a good decision and it was just a test flight. On board the car is a mannequin lovingly called “Starman.”
Starman, who is outfitted in a SpaceX spacesuit, was apparently en route towards the orbit of Mars and then due to over thrust now towards the asteroid belt, to the song of David Bowie’s music. Musk has admitted that Starman’s route after launch had gone a little off from its planned path.
And now it turns out, it might not have veered off that far as projected earlier. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which unconfined data as to the Roadster’s location. Now you can easily find out the exact location of the Roadster and Starman using NASA’s data, which engineer Ben Pearson has brilliantly put into a website called Whereisroadster.com.
The maker of the tracking site, Ben Pearson, was profound to explain that he has been passionate about space since he was young.
He said: “I read every book in my little library that I could about space and space exploration stuff. Elon Musk is a visionary man, incredibly far forward, but there’s a reality distortion field when it comes to him. I like that he’s willing to take risks and do cool stuff that people just keep saying it’s not possible and he figures out a way to make it possible.”
In case you’re speculating, Pearson’s website displays that Starman is now 3,609,979 km (2,243,136 miles) from Earth. It is moving away from Earth at a speed of 10,844 km/h (6,738 mph), as of the recent calculations.
It’ll carry on to move in orbit around the Sun, creating a close pass to the Earth on 2091, said Pearson. Ben Pearson is currently working with Lockheed Martin as a member of the ACB20 BMD SCRUM team.
That is, obviously, supposing that Starman’s Roadster lasts in space for that long.
In any case, at least we now know where it is, which is more than what we can say for the Falcon Heavy’s Center Core. For now, SpaceX is moving forward with their other plans, comprising their newest Falcon 9 mission that will liftoff with two of their first internet satellites into space.