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Many thanks to SpaceX and Elon Musk, a place-mannequin driving a pink Tesla Roadster is burned into our brains.
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You could not have noticed, but there was far more than one Tesla Roadster on board the Falcon Hefty rocket that introduced final week.

Sitting down on the dashboard of the Roadster — with the common &#8220astronaut&#8221 Starman guiding the wheel — is a toy variation of the Tesla automobile.

&#8220If you appear on the dashboard, there&#8217s a little Roadster with a little room gentleman,&#8221 explained Musk soon after the start, as reported by CNET.

That toy auto is now fetching a lot of funds on websites like eBay, with some listings reaching as high as $ one,500.

The toy Roadster was released in 2016 as element of Very hot Wheels&#8217 Environmentally friendly Pace sequence, honoring fast electric autos.

Previous 7 days, SpaceX launched the Falcon Weighty rocket, which embarked on an elliptical orbit close to the sunshine extending as considerably out as Mars&#8217 orbit.

One particular of the highlights was the rocket&#8217s cargo: a mannequin named Starman wearing a SpaceX flight match and sitting down powering the wheel of the Roadster. 

Stick to Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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