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all images courtesy of SpaceX and Elon Musk

“”If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day.”

With SpaceX and their CEO Elon Musk, their almost constant and astronomically ambitious aims to further explore the unknown seems to be the only active thing in space at present (apart from the aliens, right?). Towards the end of 2017, the entrepreneur announced that he is planning to send his personal Tesla roadster into orbit, with a dummy sitting in the driving seat donning the SpaceX spacesuit. Well, in an all-new animation that blares out David Bowie’s ‘life on Mars?’, in actual fact, the car will not just ride in any test flight but rather in the highly anticipated launch of the ‘falcon heavy’ rocket.

Said to be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, the SpaceX ‘falcon heavy’ will have the ability to lift nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs). this amasses to a weight far greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage, and fuel. for its launch, the first stage is composed of three ‘falcon 9’ nine-engine cores that provide five million pounds of thrust. after lift-off, and when in the outer atmosphere, two side boosters will separate and return to their landing sites for future use. traveling even further, the center core later detaches and returns to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic ocean.

Elon plans on launching today at 1:30p.m.

Do you think it’ll be a success? You start dying when you stop dreaming.