Starman Tesla Roadster will crash into Earth

@ 2019/02/13
It looks like it was not such a cool idea after all

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and its Starman pilot are likely to crash into the Earth, according to boffins who have been adding up some less than stellar numbers.

Starman blasted off on February 6, 2018 and is now barreling through space beyond the orbit of Mars. The Tesla Roadster and its pilot were chosen as a dummy payload for the maiden launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

Elon Musk argued at the time a deadweight payload of metal blocks would have been just too boring. While this might be a huge PR disaster for Musk and Tesla it does not seem that Starman will return long until long after Tesla and Musk are forgotten.

Orbital dynamics experts Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo and David Vokrouhlicky, there is a significant possibility of SpaceX's Starman crashing into Earth or Venus.

In a joint research paper, with the catchy title "The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets" the scientists predicted Starman’s journey over the next few million years.

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