Elon Musk will launch a red Tesla Roadster into space on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, the Tesla CEO has revealed.
Scheduled for lift-off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 1:30pm, the launch is expected to witness "the most powerful operational rocket" with a goal to one day reach the planet of Mars.
Musk posted an image of his car fixed to a part of the rocket with a dummy figure at the wheel on social media site Instagram (embedded below), stating it is ready for launch on Tuesday 6 February.
The SpaceX CEO used the platform to boast of the launch and how easy it will be to watch from a public space.
"Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Easy viewing from the public causeway," he said.
Musk doesn't seem so optimistic, however.
"I hope it makes it far enough from the pad that it does not cause pad damage. I would consider that a win," stated the normally optimistic entrepreneur.
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