It has been 5 years since the launch of the Tesla car into space. Where is he now?

Five years ago, SpaceX launched into spaceTesla Roadster electric car with a mannequin inside. At that time, the success of the operation was unknown, and as Elon Musk himself stated, there was only a 50% chance of success. In the end, everything was successful, and discussions of this event still do not subside on the network. In honor of the anniversary, experts decided to find out where the electric car is now.

It turned out that the Tesla Roadster of all timetraveled more than 4 billion km in space. At the same time,, a thematic site for tracking the location of a car, showed that by its recent anniversary, the vehicle had made about three and a quarter revolutions around the Sun and was at a distance of about 327 million km from Earth.

Recall that back in 2020, the car made the first approach to Mars, approaching the planet at a distance of 8 million km, which is about 20 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.