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SpaceX warning: Will Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster CRASH into Earth by 2020?

The sports car speeding through space could come close to crossing paths with Earth again towards the end of 2020 it has been revealed. The cherry-red electric Tesla Roadster, which blasted off into Space on February 6 onboard the Falcon Heavy rocket, is still soaring near to Earth. But in April this year the Roadster will swing away towards Mars, on an orbital path that will take it beyond the Red Planet and close to the astroid belt. Thereafter Starman will complete a trip around the solar system before flying…

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster can now be tracked in real-time using a die-hard fan’s website

The website, aptly named “Whereisroadster.com” provides a simulation of the Tesla’s orbit around the sun and can currently be tracked until November 13, 2020. The creator of the tracking site, Ben Pearson, was keen 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…

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First SpaceX internet satellites now set to launch Wednesday – CNET

SpaceX is ready to launch a test of its planned satellite internet service aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX For the second time in recent days, SpaceX has delayed the launch of a rocket carrying prototype satellites for its planned broadband internet service. The Falcon 9 is now set to blast off Wednesday, just a few weeks after SpaceX launched its huge Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. More than three years ago we learned Elon Musk and his rocket company were working on developing satellites to provide low-cost internet access around…

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SpaceX launch: Will Virgin Galactic take on Elon Musk in space race?

The rivalry between two of the world’s richest businessmen is shaping up to be an intergalactic battle of the billionaires. Virgin boss Richard Branson, 67, has admitted he wants to “upstage” space rival Elon Musk, 46, after the SpaceX founder and CEO sent his cherry red Tesla Roadster hurtling into the solar orbit from the Kennedy Space Center last week to great acclaim. The successful expedition was watched by millions worldwide – and Mr Musk is already getting ready for his next venture tomorrow, sending internet satellites into space as…

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End of the world? Elon Musk’s Tesla SPOTTED 500,000 miles away but ROCKET could HIT Earth

GETTY Elon Musk’s Tesla has been spotted 500,000 miles away The rocket is on its way to Mars and then the asteroid belt.  A professional photographer captured the footage from 500,000 miles away in San Fransisco. Rogelio Bernal Andreo is a Spanish-American astrophotographer best known for his images of deep sky objects. He used Nasa’s online ephemeris calculator to work out where the rocket was in space. Writing on his website, Mr Andreo said: “Once footage of the car and Starman started to arrive and people wondered if it could…

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Remember That Tesla Elon Musk Shot Into Space? It May Crash Back to Earth One Day

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket into space, and with it, a red Tesla Roadster. The vehicle is now floating in space with a mannequin dressed as an astronaut in its front seat. But there’s a chance its peaceful orbit could be interrupted one day by colliding with a planet in our solar system. It could even come crashing back to Earth. Researchers from Toronto and the Czech Republic have crunched the numbers and determined that Musk’s Tesla has a 6% chance of crashing into…

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How to track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster through space – CNET

Dummy astronaut “Starman” as seen in the Tesla Roadster before the cameras cut out. SpaceX Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster launched on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, but we stopped getting images from its on-board cameras shortly after. People are still following the electric car’s movements across the solar system, however, through the Where Is Roadster? website.  Pearson’s site shows the electric car’s location in the solar system. Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET “I guess we just want our Apollo moment,” said Ben Pearson, builder of the Tesla-tracking site, explaining the…

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Space X WARNING: Elon Musk’s Tesla could CRASH into Earth, experts say

The entrepreneur and SpaceX made history on February 6 after the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy – the most powerful and heaviest rocket ever built. The rocket was carrying was a cherry-coloured Tesla Roadster with a dummy driver listening to David Bowie’s Space Oddity.  The car was meant to orbit the Sun in close proximity with Mars for the next billion years – providing space radiation did not tear it up. However, a team led by Canadian astrophysicist Hanno Rein from the University of Toronto Scarborough has run some…

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SpaceX launch: Elon Musk to send internet satellites into space THIS WEEKEND

After achieving huge success with Falcon Heavy, space entrepreneur Mr Musk hopes to now build a worldwide broadband network with satellites after approval was given by the top US communications regulator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said: “Satellite technology can help reach Americans who live in rural or hard-to-serve places where fibre optic cables and cell towers do not reach.” This weekend’s main launch involves a PAZ satellite being blasted skyward for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain. Along with the observation satellite, two demonstration ones –…

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster pictured in space first time since SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

The little grey dot meandering against the dark, cold expanse of space is none other than the cherry-red Tesla Roadster. The electric car and its dummy pilot, endearingly named Starman by the South African billionaire, blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 6. Starman and his highly unusual spacecraft have now been found and photographed thanks to eagle-eyed astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo. The California-based astronomer wrote on his website: “I spent a big part of February 8 trying to find the Roadster’s ephemeris, that is, a list indicating the coordinates…

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