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    Well it's been a year & half.
    Yeah! Starman has been around the sun & in 4 weeks should be making a close approach to Mars. ETA, 17/9/19.

    Elon Musk's ‘Starman' makes its first complete orbit around the Sun.

    On Sunday, Elon Musk's famed Tesla Roadster -- launched into space by SpaceX and driven by a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit - completed its first trip around the sun.
    On Sunday, 557 days after Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space, the car and its driver -- a mannequin named 'Starman' dressed in a space suit -- have completed their first complete orbit around the sun together, according to the tracking site .
    According to the website, at the time of orbit completion, Starman and his Roadster had traveled over 762 million miles, traveling at about 75,000 mph. If the music was still playing, Starman would have listened to Space Odyssey over 150,000 times and Is there Life on Mars? over 200,000 times.
    Unfortunately, Earthlings won't be seeing the vehicle and its passenger anytime soon, as its next close approach to Earth isn't expected until November 6, 2020, with the following not taking place until March 30, 2021.

    Last edited by Tiny; 20-08-19 at 01:16 PM.
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    The thing I find somewhat confusing is how Starman would have listened to Space Odyssey over 150,000 times and Is there Life on Mars? over 200,000 times you would think that they were played one after the other, ergo, he would have heard them both the same number of time.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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