SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his red Tesla Roadster into space last week on the first Falcon Heavy rocket. The event was live-streamed through cameras mounted on the car and showed Starman’s journey for a few hours which gave us some beautiful shots of Earth before going black. However, now there is an interesting website called Whereisroadster.com which will help you find the first car which is supposed to cruise our Solar System. You can trace the roadster with this website. Also Read - No Less Complicated: Elon Musk And Grimes Change Their Baby's Name And It No Longer is X Æ A-12
Ben Pearson who created the website said to The Verge, “I read every book in my little library that I could about space and space exploration stuff.” He revealed that on the day of the Falcon Heavy launch people were curious about where the Tesla Roadster had reached in space so he decided to create a website which would help people track the Starman. According to Whereisroadster.com the Roadster is now over 1.8 million miles (over 3 million kilometers) from Earth. It uses data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Roadster was supposed to go out to the orbit of Mars but it overshot that trajectory but fortunately did not go as far out as the asteroid belt, as was claimed by Elon Musk. Elon Musk Sends Tesla Roadster In Space And Twitter Is Now Full Of Jokes Also Read - Ivanka Trump Responds to Elon Musk on His 'The Matrix' Twitter Post, Fans Left Dazed
Ben Pearson started modeling the website once the launch was made but his calculations did not match the orbit Elon Musk had claimed the Roadster had taken. Reportedly he said, “I was just relieved to know that I wasn’t doing anything critically wrong. Elon Musk is a visionary man, incredibly far forward, but there’s a reality distortion field when it comes to him. I like that he’s willing to take risks and do cool stuff that people just keep saying it’s not possible and he figures out a way to make it possible.” Museum of the Moon: Giant Replica of the Moon Created by Luke Jerram Unveiled at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata by British Council Also Read - Harry Potter Author JK Rowling Asks Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Explain Bitcoin, Latter Even Reveals How Much he Owns
NASA finally came to the rescue and released accurate information of where the Roadster is in the sky and Ben Pearson was able to figure out a way to store the NASA data to find where the car is in real time. Now people can track the Tesla’s orbit around the Sun, alongside the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Ceres, the dwarf planet on a map of our Solar System, and the car’s path can be traced till the end of 2020.