Now, as we get closer to the big day, a picture showing Musk's Roadster mounted on the Falcon Heavy's payload attach fitting in a position that would allow it to fit inside the rocket's body, so if there are still people who thought this was a joke, it's either a very expensive one, or - most likely - it's not a joke at all.
But on Friday, Musk posted a photo to Instagram of the Tesla inside a rocket nosecone. "Destination is Mars orbit". "Of course, anything boring is awful, especially companies, so we chose to send something unusual, something that made us feel".
The Falcon Heavy combines three SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, such that it rides atop 27 Merlin engines firing in unison.
For example, Musk previously said he planned to launch the "s$3 illiest thing we can imagine" on Falcon Heavy's first test-flight. Never one to leave well enough alone, though, he also declared that he was going to load his Tesla Roadster into the rocket as a payload.
"Red auto for a red planet", Musk replied to a Twitter user in early December. After all, why would he want to send an electric auto into orbit around Mars? This highly elliptical path goes out to the orbit of Mars, then back to Earth orbit on a near-endless loop (hence the "billion years or so" detail from Musk).
Doubling down on his mission to never be boring, he also said that the vehicle would be blasting the famous 1972 song Space Oddity by David Bowie.
McMenamin's update comes after Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported Thomas is striving to return by the first week of January . Thomas' return is projected to be sometime within the next three weeks, with the January 3 return to the Garden circled.
Synaptics is planning a demonstration for January 2018 on a full-production, soon to be announced "tier one" customer phone. He added that Synaptics expects to sell around 70 million units of the Clear ID technology in 2018.
Initially, Feb. 24 was the date set for when the National Assembly would meet and pick the country's next president. Cuban first vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel has been seen as a potential candidate.
Officials removed four children from the home Monday night, and the children were placed in emergency custody in foster care. They reportedly lived in such squalor that they found one of the children eating a cockroach-filled sandwich.
Bossert called on governments and businesses to come together to reduce the risks of cyber attacks and for harsher punishments. Thomas Bossert, an aide to US President Donald Trump, made the accusation in the Wall Street Journal newspaper.
Among the batsmen who have hit the most number of sixes in T20I innings for India , Sharma tops the list with 10 maximums. Rohit scored 118 runs off only 43 balls and hit 12 fours and 10 massive sixes to dismantle Lankan bowling easily .
When photos and videos are uploaded to Facebook, they are compared to images in the template to determine if there is a match. The new feature rolled out to most of Facebook's more than 2 billion global users this morning.
"My love, Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your journey and entering your life that day at the bel air hotel", he begins. The source said, "Khloe says she misses her morning workouts with Kourtney and her trainers".
On Tuesday, the government of Japan approved the decision to deploy two Aegis Ashore anti-missile defense complexes in the country.
Christmas Eve: What's open and closed on PEI
Aside from also being open from 10-4pm on Christmas Eve , Tesco will also open their chemists on Christmas Day from 11am-1pm. Boots in Corsham will provide a Christmas Day service from 11am-12pm as will Shaunaks from 12-2pm.
Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup
United now will now have to pick themselves up when they visit Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday (7.45pm). After Smith's stoppage time goal, you can guess that the home fans were in raptures. "I congratulate them.
European Union court sides with taxis in Uber ruling
He said Uber will "keep talking with EU governments to enable affordable transportation services for millions more Europeans". The verdict is a long-awaited judgment expected to have major implications for how Uber is regulated throughout Europe.