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Elon Musk's 'Starman' Tesla Roadster isn't your typical piece of space junk
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:12:07 -0500

Launching a Tesla Roadster into outer space may have been ridiculous, but the vehicle is far from being worthless space junk. The stunt actually served an important engineering purpose. Engineers commonly load their rockets with heavy simulation cargo - often made of metal - so they can accurately test how these expensive launchers will behave as they blast through the skies at some 18,000 miles per hour.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's outer space Tesla will overshoot Mars and land somewhe read the full story...

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