Tesla Is Launching A Mosaic Of Users’ Pictures On Next SpaceX Mission
By Nicole Rodrigues, 01 Aug 2022
Tesla’s drivers are heading to space—and no, it’s not because of SpaceX.
In 2018, the carmaker set up a referral program to encourage the sales of its vehicles. One of the prizes was the chance to get your photograph sent into space.
Now, the company is keeping true to its word as it plans to send the mosaic of photos from its users into the galaxy in just a few days’ time with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute of South Korea.
The scheme allowed existing customers to share codes with new buyers that they could exchange for Supercharging credits. Those who shared the codes could then receive prizes based on how many people they referred.
Over the last few days, Tesla has contacted the winners of the program and offered to launch a photograph of their choosing into space.
The images have now been stitched into a collage, recreating the iconic photo of a SpaceX ‘StarMan’ driving a Tesla Roadster in space.
Most of the fragments are pictures of the participants themselves, while other customers chose religious sayings, photos of celebrities, and pictures of their pets to be part of the mission.
In addition, Tesla also included its own images of everyday household items in the hopes of educating a few galactic beings about what life is like back on Earth.
The laser-engraved image is being launched on the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida on August 4 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
This website lets you zoom in on the individual photographs.
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