Tesla Roadster and ‘Starman’ have passed Mars, SpaceX says

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(WFLA) – The Tesla Roadster that was launched into space earlier this year with a mannequin behind the wheel has now passed Mars.

SpaceX recently updated the status of the car and its driver “Starman.” In a tweet, the company said its headed to a “restaurant at the end of the universe.” 

“Starman” and the Roadster were launched into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket back in February. SpaceX launched the rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

“Starman” is behind the wheel wearing a fully-functioning SpaceX space suit. The company says the trip will help test the suit and prepare for future flights with human passengers.

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