Earlier this month SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket ship, the most powerful rocket to be sent into space by a private company to date. Even though the launch was nearly flawless, paving the way for a new era of space exploration, the most talked about aspect of the launch wasn’t the rocket, but its payload – a red convertible sports car. Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and the electric car company, Tesla, tested the ship’s carrying capacity by loading it up with Tesla’s Red Roadster. About four minutes after launch a live video feed of the car aired from space, featuring a mannequin dubbed the “Spaceman” who was strapped in the driver’s seat wearing a SpaceX spacesuit. Majestic scenes of earth in the distance silhouetted “Spaceman” as the car-laden rocket began its orbit around the solar system.