Tesla Share Price Remains High From the Rocket Man Effect

Credit SpaceX

Credit SpaceX

"It's conceivable that we do our first test flight in three or four years", Musk said.

Originally, it was planned for the sports auto to get into an orbit that will take it out to about the same distance from the sun as Mars' orbit.

At lift off, Falcon Heavy was the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit almost 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) - a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as it cruised past Australia.

On the eve of the launch, Mr Musk said he is at peace with whatever happens, be it a successful test flight or an explosive failure. (Among analysts who cover Tesla, the current highest price target is $500.) Her feelings about Tesla have everything to do with Musk and the SpaceX launch, and less to do with Tesla itself.

This rocket, which is the heaviest launch vehicle in the SpaceX fleet (and the most powerful operational rocket in the world right now), is not only central to the company's vision of reusable rockets, but also to Musk's long-term vision of sending humans to Mars.

Fast forward to February 6, 2018. Even Donald Trump acknowledged the launch, tweeting that Musk's "achievement. continues to show American ingenuity at its best!"


The Roadster was originally supposed to be on its way to Mars' orbit, but unfortunately it overshot it's trajectory and is now headed to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

The rocket was SpaceX's largest to date and the largest launched in the United States since the 1970s, and Musk repeatedly warned about the potential for failure before the launch.

One year ago, SpaceX announced that it had signed a contract to send two paying passengers into orbit around the moon, something which hasn't been done since NASA's Apollo 17 mission in December 1972.

Following the launch, Musk said: "It's kind of silly and fun, but I think that silly and fun things are important".

Thousands cheered as the world's most powerful rocket surged into space from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, just after 3.45pm EST (8.45pm GMT). It's just literally a normal auto - in space.

The roadster was supposed to go around the sun, just outside Mars' orbit, for millions of years to come.

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