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Elon Musk sendi Tesla bílinn sinn út í GEIM og hann stefnir nú á Mars – SpaceX geimskutlan sýndi sig og sannaði – MYNDIR

SpaceX's 'Starman' dummy launched into space yesterday on the maiden voyage of the Falcon Heavy rocket, the world's most powerful rocket

Elon Musk var að skjóta geimflaug sinni, Falcon Heavy, út í geim. Um borð í geimflauginni var Tesla Roadster bíll og nú er Elon búinn að senda frá sér myndir af bílnum og farþega hans í geimnum.

Soon after the launch, Elon Musk tweeted a live feed of the car, and its driver - a dummy named Starman (after the David Bowie song) - with Earth in the background

In the middle of the car, on the center screen, are the words 'Don't Panic.' This a reference to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,' the 1979 book that was first in a series by Douglas Adams about an accidental space traveler, Arthur Dent. In the story, the Guide has the words 'Don't Panic' on its cover

Bíllinn var fremst í geimflauginni og svo var hann losaður úr geymslunni þegar að upp í geim var komið.

The red Tesla Roadster can be seen above, during preparations ahead of launch

The billionaire, who is CEO of private rocket company SpaceX, said the firm's Falcon Heavy spacecraft will carry his 2008 cherry red Tesla Roadster on a billion-year journey through space 'if it doesn't explode into tiny pieces'. Pictured is an artist's impression of the car strapped into the rocket's main module before launch later today

Once the Falcon Heavy enters space, two of the 70-metre- (230-foot) long craft's booster rockets will separate off (left and right) and return to Earth, with the central core and main module (centre) continuing into space

Tesla founder Elon Musk has released a new animation revealing how he will fire his car toward Mars today aboard the world's most powerful rocket. The car has already been fitted into the huge rocket's main module (pictured)

Flauginni var skotið upp af SpaceX, sem er fyrirtækið hans Elon Musk.

SpaceX's successful Falcon Heavy launch might have been impressive, but the firm lost one of the enormous rocket's reusable boosters, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed. Pictured is the rocket as it launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, yesterday

Spectators at Cocoa Beach, Florida, look up in amazement at the Falcon Heavy launch yesterday

Myndirnar eru náttúrulega alveg ótrúlegar og segja meira en nokkur orð gætu sagt! Bíllinn stefnir nú á Mars og þið finnið frekari upplýsingar hér fyrir neðan.

Images released by SpaceX last week showed Musk's original Tesla Roadster perched on a large cone inside the Falcon Heavy on what appeared to be a secure mount to keep it stationary as the rocket made its maiden flight. When Musk first posed the idea, most people assumed he was joking

Starman was meant to be on a 250-million-mile (400m km) journey to Mars' orbit, propelled by the main module, which separated from the Falcon Heavy shortly after launch. A series of live camera feeds gave viewers stunning views of Earth

The Tesla was used as a 'mass simulator' to test how the rocket's flight fared while carrying a payload. Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks. Musk said in December that these simulator 'seem extremely boring'

With the car's trajectory now 'off-script', it¿s unclear what will happen to the vehicle. Before the Falcon Heavy launched, Musk said there was only a small chance that his Tesla would ever reach Mars



Musk admitted SpaceX overshot the Falcon Heavy's third booster burn, sending Starman (green line) beyond the orbit of Mars and further into the solar system than was originally planned


Now that the Tesla Roadster has been launched, it will carry out a 200 million mile journey to Earth-Mars orbit. Its path is illustrated in the graphic above. It will continue to circle this path, theoretically, for billions of years, Musk says


Height: 70 meters (229.6 feet)

Stages: Two

Boosters: Two

Re-usable Cores: Three

Engines: 27

Payload to Low Earth Orbit: 63,800kg (140,660 lb)

Payload to Mars: 16,800kg (37,040 lb)

Total width: 12.2m (39.9 ft)

Mass: 1,420,788kg (3,125,735 lb)

Total thrust at lift-off: 22,819 kilonewtons (5.13 million pounds)

When it launches, the Falcon Heavy (left) will be the world's most powerful rocket, capable of carrying payloads far greater than even the Apollo 11 space shuttle (second from left)

Elon Musk shared a graphic on Twitter today to illustrate the flight path of the Falcon Heavy after launch. The 70-metre- (230-foot) long rocket's central core will then detach from the main module and begin its own controlled descent back to Earth, landing on the firm's 'Of Course I Still Love You' drone ship in the Pacific Ocean

Til hamingju Elon – næsta skref: Mars!