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Video 2: Just How Close Did Starman Get to Mars?
On October 7, 2020, SpaceX sent out a tweet that Starman made its closest approach to Mars at 0.05 AU. Back in February 2018, SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy for the first time. As a test payload, they brought along a Tesla Roadster with a dummy astronaut, “Starman”. Well, we saw this and thought, ‘Exactly how close is that? How big would Mars look?’ So, we answered that! Watch the video to see exactly what Starman would have seen out its window.
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