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Published on February 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Pardon my obsession with Elon Musk’s Starman, but you gotta admit that this whole thing is freakin’ cool

Elon Musk’s Starman, the Stig-like mannequin behind the wheel of a Tesla Roadster, is theoretically going to bomb about the Solar System listening to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” for a good chunk of eternity.

That’s him there, some 470,000 km away, already far beyond the orbit of the Moon just 33 hours after launch. Dude is moving fast.

How fast? Around 14,000 kph, or 30 times faster than a Bugatti Veyron. This Telsa is now officially the fastest production car ever built. ‘Course. there’s the small matter of the rocket assist, but whatever.

Read more at Starman’s drive through the Universe here. And don’t forget the driving playlist we’ve made for him.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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2 Responses to Pardon my obsession with Elon Musk’s Starman, but you gotta admit that this whole thing is freakin’ cool

  1. Greg Byrnes says:

    Your playlist needs Another Space Song by Failure and Stars by Hum.

  2. Daniel Kerby says:

    Great list, happy bif made the cut, luv her!
    Luv Dan

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