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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
The tires must be solid, otherwise I would expect them to blow.
Same with a lot of other things.
Must be a very special Tesla! Very special indeed!
However, the mass of most rockets are more than 95% fuel. Building bigger rockets with bigger payloads means more fuel is used for each launch. The current fuel for Falcon Heavy is RP-1 (a refined kerosene) and liquid oxygen, which creates a lot of carbon dioxide when burnt.
The amount of kerosene in three Falcon 9 rockets is roughly 440 tonnes and RP-1 has a 34% carbon content. This amount of carbon is a drop in the ocean compared to global industrial emissions as a whole, but if the SpaceX's plan for a rocket launch every two weeks comes to fruition, this amount of carbon (approximately 4,000 tonnes per year) will rapidly become a bigger problem.
Using a 0.7 meter telescope in Australia on iTelescope.net I was able to spot Elon's Tesla roadster still attached to the second stage of Falcon Heavy. According to the resulting orbit, I calculated its distance to be about 1.8 times the distance to the moon when the pictures were taken.