Elon Musk's Tesla just floated past Mars

SpaceX founder's Roadster is on an epic journey through space.

Jennifer Bisset
Jennifer Bisset
Jennifer Bisset Former Senior Editor / Culture
Jennifer Bisset was a senior editor for CNET. She covered film and TV news and reviews. The movie that inspired her to want a career in film is Lost in Translation. She won Best New Journalist in 2019 at the Australian IT Journalism Awards.
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Up in the vastness of space, a cherry-red Tesla has just floated past the Red Planet.

That's where SpaceX  CEO Elon Musk's is at the moment, eight months after its launch on a Falcon Heavy rocket in February. In the Roadster's driver seat is "Starman", a dummy astronaut named after the David Bowie song.

On Nov. 2, SpaceX tweeted the news "Starman" had made its way beyond Mars' orbit.

Shortly after the Roadster's launch, images from its onboard cameras cut out. However, the Roadster can still be followed through the Where is Roadster? website.

Where to next? Probably not a restaurant, as NASA says, but back on its current path -- the Roadster is set to orbit the sun once every 557 days.