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Tesla's Starman soaring beyond Mars

Nov 06, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

The mannequin astronaut Starman launched into space earlier this year by SpaceX has now traveled past Mars, the aerospace company revealed.

Starman, which launched aboard the Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in February sitting in the driver's seat of a Tesla Roadster, has journeyed beyond the Red Planet, according to a tweet from SpaceX posted Friday.

"Next stop, the restaurant at the end of the universe," said SpaceX, a reference to the series "A Hitchhiker's Guide to...