Musk announced in December that the Tesla Roadster will head to Mars, playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on full blast the whole way there. Keeping with the Bowie-inspired theme to this mission, Musk nicknamed the dummy "Starman" after Bowie's 1972 hit.
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