NASA officially registered car Elon Musk as an astronomical object

Elon Musk is literally a couple of days ago made the first launch of its superheavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy. On board the rocket was a personal car Tesla Roadster mask red with fixed there mannequin named Starman. The first space car at the moment is steadily moving in the direction of Mars, in the meantime, the US space agency NASA has decided to turn the car in the catalog of astronomical objects in the solar system.

NASA officially registered car Elon Musk as an astronomical object

Private car Elon Musk became an overnight legend and entered in the list of astronomical objects. You want to see this in person? You can go to the site's Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA and click CHANGE next to Target Body. Now type in the empty SpaceX box and click the submit button. Will read as follows: "SpaceX Roadster (spacecraft) (Tesla)". Now click Generate ephemeris button - and you can learn all the details about the selected celestial body.

NASA officially registered car Elon Musk as an astronomical object

In addition to the name of the object (in brackets even pointed out that the second name Tesla Roadster - it Starman), you can find a detailed description of its cargo (including tiny toy model of the Roadster), mass of the object (about 1250 kg), the date of its launch into space and even the description of the trajectory of the flight vehicle. Whatever it was, from Elon Musk could once again go down in history, simultaneously organizing lifelong advertise their cars in the official catalog of astronomical objects.