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Starman driving Tesla Roadster beyond Mars now, SpaceX says

SpaceX recently updated the status of Starman aboard the Tesla Roadster that it launched into space earlier this year.

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Starman has passed Mars, the aerospace company said in a tweet Friday.

“Next stop, the restaurant at the end of the universe,” SpaceX said, referencing the comedy science fiction series "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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The space company launched Starman in his roadster aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida in February. 

When it was launched, the roadster was playing “Space Oddity,” a David Bowie song. 

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This trip will help test the SpaceX space suit, which Starman is wearing, and aid in preparation for eventual human space flights, the company said.

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