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February 2018 Retro Gaming Article


February 7, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

While testing a rocket, might as well launch a car into space while you're at it

Elon Musk tests his rocket and launches a car into orbit
Aren't we concerned about the amount of "space garbage" already orbiting our planet... before tossing a car into the mix, for fun?
I've been loosely following this story about Elon Musk's rocket test for the largest rocket created by SpaceX. To be honest, the whole thing sounds like something The Onion would concoct. It's preposterous! I've long been a fan of our Space Program and all the achievements made over the decades. The focus of this test seems to replace science and engineering with shits & giggles. "Hey, lets launch a car while we're at it". WTF?

Aside from bragging rights, launching a Tesla Roadster into space serves no purpose. Did we not understand the irony of that scene in Disney's Wall-E about space garbage. Why not deliver a useful payload? A satellite? Dumping a car into space, complete with a mannequin in a space suit, seems wasteful and moronic.

Let's not forget that the orbiting car was a concept seen in 1981's Heavy Metal film!

Orbiting car from the Heavy Metal film

N Sane Tesla with Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot to the rescue!

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