This still image taken from a SpaceX livestream video shows the Starman dummy astronaut sitting in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster after the Falcon Heavy rocket delivered it into space on Tuesday. The on-screen display message “Don’t Panic!” pays homage to the sci-fi comic novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy. Photo: AFP

Don’t panic, but SpaceX launch didn’t go as planned: Tesla heads for asteroid belt, main booster destroyed

The whimsical mock payload of the Falcon Heavy rocket now faces an uncertain future, instead of a billion years orbiting the Sun

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This still image taken from a SpaceX livestream video shows the Starman dummy astronaut sitting in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster after the Falcon Heavy rocket delivered it into space on Tuesday. The on-screen display message “Don’t Panic!” pays homage to the sci-fi comic novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy. Photo: AFP
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