SpaceX's Epic Road Trip Photos: Starman Rides a Tesla Roadster Across Space

Gearing Up

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SpaceX's Starman mannequin is taking the ultimate road trip across the final frontier in Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster after launching into space on Feb. 6, 2018. See photos from the amazing flight here. In this image from before launch, the cherry-red Tesla Roadster inside the Falcon Heavy's cavernous payload fairing.

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The Roadster from Behind

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Another view of the space-bound car.

Starman at the Wheel

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The mannequin dubbed Starman tests out his ride before the epic launch.

Liftoff!

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Starman's rocket ride lifts off on Feb. 6, 2018 — the first-ever flight of the Falcon Heavy. As the Falcon Heavy launched into space, SpaceX played David Bowie's "Life on Mars" as appropriate road trip music.

Starman and His Home Planet

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SpaceX stunned the world when it unveiled live views of Starman and its Tesla from space. Look to your right, Starman! You won't regret it.

What a View!

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There you go! Starman enjoyed a view most of us can only dream about. SpaceX attached three cameras to beam live views of the Tesla from space. The video feed lasted 4 hours before its batteries ran out.

Earth Flyby

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Starman and his Roadster zooming past our planet.

Leaving Earth Behind

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The Roadster leaves Earth in the rear-view mirror.

Going...

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Starman moves farther from home.

Going...

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A shifting sun angle turns Earth into a bright crescent.

Gone

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Starman, meet the dark emptiness of space.

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