Being a total geek, I made sure to lock my office door and watch the launch live.
The whole business of Elon Musk launching one of his Tesla roadsters into space as the payload is, um, weird.
Being just the first test of this gigantic rocket, I was half expecting the thing to blow up, but nope. The launch was seemingly perfect, as were the subsequent upright landings by at least two of the spent booster rockets. Really amazing!
Here’s the live view of Elon’s Tesla floating through space. I really wish I had a few billions dollars to do this kind of weird stuff.