SpaceX launches the world’s fourth electric car into space


Few people remember the fourth time anything is done, but when you’re talking about launching cars into space, each one is a pretty momentous event. On Tuesday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s personal 2010 Tesla Roadster successfully rode a spume of fire into the heavens aboard the company’s prototype Falcon 9 Heavy launch vehicle, massively adding miles to its odometer and joining the three NASA Lunar Roving Vehicles launched in the 1970s during the latter stages of the Apollo program as the only human-driven automobiles ever sent into space.

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