What will happen to Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space?

Staff writer

SpaceX, the galactic exploration company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has launched a rocket towards Mars carrying an interesting payload. The 'Falcon Heavy' rocket was loaded down with a cargo consisting of Musk's own Tesla Roadster, making it the first production car ever launched into space.

With David Bowie's Space Oddity playing on the stereo and a dummy – named 'Starman' – in the passenger seat, Musk's Roadster actually overshot its original destination of Mars and is now headed to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. But what do the coming weeks and months have in store for the Lotus Elise-based electric car?