Entertainment David Bowie's sales rocket after Elon Musk's space launch

01:06  08 february  2018
01:06  08 february  2018 Source:   covermg.com

SpaceX launches satellite aboard Falcon 9 rocket

  SpaceX launches satellite aboard Falcon 9 rocket A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a previously flown first stage shot away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday afternoon -- 60 years to the day after the first successful U.S. satellite launch -- boosting a commercially developed military relay station into orbit for Luxembourg, its NATO allies and satellite operator SES.It was the California rocket builder's sixth flight featuring a "used" booster, a key element in founder Elon Musk's drive to lower costs. It was the 48th flight of a Falcon 9 overall and the second so far this year.

But Elon Musk isn’t your typical CEO/inventor. The philanthropic billionaire’ s space exploration company, SpaceX, is set to launch its new Falcon Heavy rocket today, and it will be carrying an interesting payload: an exposed Tesla Roadster blasting David Bowie ’ s “ Space Oddity”.

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk on Tuesday plans to send his own Tesla roadster into space aboard the world' s most powerful rocket in operation, the Falcon Heavy—to the tune of David Bowie ' s " Space Oddity."

a close up of David Bowie© Provided by Cover Media Sales of David Bowie's space themed songs have rocketed after Elon Musk successfully launched his new spacecraft on Tuesday (06Feb18).

Elon's new Falcon Heavy rocket, the latest mission backed by his company SpaceX, carried a Tesla Roadster vehicle complete with a crash test dummy named 'Starman' sat in the driver's seat with the message 'Don't Panic' displayed on the dashboard. It took off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, in Florida, and is in an orbit that will take it past Mars and towards the asteroid belt.

The Tesla car's radio is set to play David's songs on a loop and inspired by the launch fans have rushed to stream the late rocker's music.

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SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk owns the rocketing 2008 Tesla Roadster, which is shooting for a solar orbit that will reach all the way to Mars. Stunning footage of the Tesla Roadster and Starman floating in space after being launched on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket .

David Bowie ’ s Space Oddity is after all the clear choice for any intergalactic journey and it seems Elon Musk concurs. The 46-year-old billionaire – who has previously expressed his desire to die on Mars – has today made a characteristically eccentric addition to the launch of SpaceX’ s Falcon Heavy rocket .

According to figures from bosses at the streaming service Spotify, his space-themed tracks received the biggest boost, with his 1971 hit Life On Mars played 332 per cent more than the previous week, streams of 1969's Space Oddity up 188 per cent and iconic Ziggy Stardust track Starman receiving a 181 per cent increase in popularity.

His total streaming sales jumped 42 per cent globally in the wake of the launch.

Fans also rushed to play David's music after his death from cancer aged 69 in January 2016, and in the days following his passing his tracks were streamed more than 19 million times in the U.K. alone, according to Britain's Official Charts Company. His final album Blackstar, released just days before his death, also topped charts around the world.

Musk Sends a Tesla Into Space Atop World's Most Powerful Rocket

  Musk Sends a Tesla Into Space Atop World's Most Powerful Rocket An elated Elon Musk pulled off another seemingly impossible feat Tuesday when SpaceX launched the world’s most powerful rocket in 45 years, then flew two of its spent boosters back to the Florida coast for a spectacular, simultaneous recovery on land. With hordes of fans gathered along the Florida space coast, the new rocket rumbled aloft under clear skies shortly after 3:45 p.m. local time. The live-stream of the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was the second-most-watched in YouTube’s history, reaching more than 2.3 million concurrent views, and the launch led all three television network broadcasts in the U.S. Tuesday evening.

SpaceX will launch its biggest rocket , called the Falcon Heavy, Tuesday. The Tesla Roadster of SpaceX boss Elon Musk will be cargo. It has been reported that the car will be playing the song "Starman" by David Bowie when it' s released into zero gravity. The Tesla Roadster is to be sent on

History was made today (Tuesday Feb 6) with the very emotional launch of Elon Musk ’ s midnight cherry Tesla Roadster car into space , with David Bowie ’ s Life on Mars? as the soundtrack, and a character called Starman in the driving seat. Mr Musk ’ s SpaceX used a super rocket

Elon, who made his fortune with the money transfer service PayPal, expressed delight at the success of his new space mission, revealing that his fears the rocket would explode on takeoff.

"I had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad, a wheel bouncing down the road," he told the BBC. "But fortunately that's not what happened."

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Before Tesla And SpaceX, Elon Musk Worked In Video Games .
Before Elon Musk was shooting his own Tesla roadster into space, he was doing other cool stuff. Like? Making video games, that's what.As YouTuber Scott Manley points out (via NeoGAF), Musk has a "forgotten" career in video games. During the 1990s, he worked at Rocket Science Games, and his name appeared in the credits for Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm. Besides those games, Musk also worked on Rocket Jockey.

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