Tesla Roadster in space becomes internet’s new favorite meme | Inquirer Technology

Tesla Roadster in space becomes internet’s new favorite meme

/ 05:32 PM February 07, 2018

“Starman” on his way to Mars and beyond  (Image: INQUIRER.net)

When US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX announced that it would send a Tesla Roadster into space, people chuckled at the absurdity. Now that the electric car has gone into space, people still laugh and snicker because now there’s something new to play with.

Footage streamed from cameras on board the space Roadster also showed the mannequin dubbed “Starman” sitting on the driver’s seat and wearing a fully functional SpaceX spacesuit. This gave netizens enough material to generate new memes.


Image; Twitter/@pipjcee

Elon Musk is now the guy to beat for “hold my beer.”


Image; Twitter/@markrendle

Looks like someone’s going to get lucky.

Image; Twitter/@alplicable

Maybe stick with a different map app?

Image; Twitter/@darth

There might be some delay for one of the deliveries.

Image; Twitter/@chillmage

Meanwhile, it turns out the rocket worked too well and overshot the pre-determined orbit. SpaceX projects the new orbit will take the roadster into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Image; Twitter/@elonmusk

The company said the previous orbit between Earth and Mars would last a billion years. With space rocks getting in Starman’s way, he may need to learn some defensive driving in the years to come.  /ra

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TOPICS: Elon Musk, Falcon Heavy rocket, Tesla Roadster
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