Serial entrepreneur and tech visionary Elon Musk is planning to send a red electric sports car made by one of his companies into outer space on a massive rocket ship made by another one of his companies. The CEO of Tesla Inc. (TSLA), SpaceX, Nueralink and the Boring Co. announced the plan over the weekend in a message to his loyal Twitter followers.

A SpaceX official has confirmed that the Tesla payload is real and expected to launch to Mars’ vicinity on the Falcon Heavy in a launch slated for the same Florida launchpad that sent NASA's Apollo astronauts to the moon. (See also: Elon Musk Says He Might Be Bipolar.)

Earth's Most Powerful Rocket 

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, will have its first and long-delayed launch with Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster in January. Like all rockets leaving Earth, there is a chance that it will explode, as noted by Musk. Musk said the Tesla Roadster will be playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on repeat during its trip to Mars.

The business magnate tweeted: “Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.”

SpaceX currently flies a Falcon 9 rocket for customers such as NASA, commercial satellite operators and the U.S. military. Unlike the Falcon 9, which is smaller and cannot carry cargo as far, the Falcon Heavy should allow large payloads to be sent to the moon, Mars and other parts of deep space. According to SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket ship on the planet, with twice the thrust as the next largest, is intended “to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.” (See also: AB InBev Explores Techniques to Brew Beer on Mars.)

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