It was a historical moment for our planet on 6th February 2018, as SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk successfully launched his SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket – and with it, sent a cherry red convertible Tesla Roadster orbiting through space.
And so, Tuesday evening was spent by earthlings around the world marvelling at the space-suited dummy nicknamed 'Starman' behind the wheel of the Roadster.
As David Bowie's Life on Mars played on the stereo during the SpaceX live stream launch, everyone received a spectacular view of the Earth and moon from a distance from the car, and it really was the most spectacular sight to behold! The video, titled 'Live Views of Starman' has already garnered over 12 million views as of today!
Here are some of the hilarious reactions you should not miss!
1. Pfft! Who does Elon think he is, trying to one-up the Lord of the Sith?
Dear Elon Musk,
Your rocket doesn’t impress me, I have a Death Star.
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) February 7, 2018
2. More like: to infinity and beyond!
— Jordo (@professormulah) February 6, 2018
3. Best misunderstanding ever!
Wonder if Mr Musk slightly misunderstood the ‘how do we launch the new Tesla Roadster’ email?
— chris harris (@harrismonkey) February 6, 2018
4. Ugh. Would you believe that?
oh so when elon musk launches a car into space it's "history-making" but when i launch my car backwards into a parking cone i'm "a bad driver" and "need to get my eyes checked"
— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) February 6, 2018
5. With just a little bit of Earthshine coming through
— Siobhán (@Just_Shiv) February 7, 2018
6. "You are on the fastest route despite usual traffic"
— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) February 6, 2018
7. Well, well, well...look how that turned out
— Malte M. Boettcher (@MalteMB) February 6, 2018
— Phil...... ⚒ (@pipjcee) February 7, 2018
9. Mileage kitna deti hai?
For Sale or Trade:
Lightly used Tesla Roadster. Original owner. Loaded. 92 million miles.
(you are responsible for pickup) pic.twitter.com/Z9iDiW57ZC
— Rev. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) February 7, 2018
10. Make this a movie OMG! Sidenote: Never piss off Elon Musk.
Your eyes open. It’s dark. Cold. Too cold. You’re holding something round. Not directly, there’s a glove in the way. Suddenly, a silent explosion, a flash of light. The earth below you. You’re in a car. In orbit. Slowly, your consciousness fades. Why did you piss off Elon Musk.
— Steve Streza 🌹 (he/they) (@SteveStreza) February 6, 2018
11. Doc Emmet Brown would be so proud! *plays Back To The Future theme on loop*
— Starman (@SpaceX_Starman) February 6, 2018
12. The one meme that never gets old - Starman Edition
— Vlad ⚜ (@Vlad94i) February 6, 2018
Ah, the internet never disappoints!