180210期:跑车里的星侠与地球

跑车里的星侠与地球

不要慌。这只是穿着宇航服的人体模型,名为星侠。此图为2月6日猎鹰重型火箭承重发射升空时留下的最后影像,以娥眉日耀区的地球为背景,图中星侠坐在舒适的特斯拉跑车上,正驾驶跑车向火星轨道前进,他身上背负着编号2018-017A的国际任务。有史以来自地球发射的电动汽车共有四辆,除图中这辆,其余三辆皆由农神五号火箭推送升空。猎鹰重型火箭是目前在运作的最大推力火箭,农神五号虽不可重复使用却是史上更强。不过,这辆跑车说不定是唯一一辆可以在道路上合法行驶的车子。

翻译:银河说翻译组 俞天丽

审核:银河说顾问组 tequila

                                      Roadster, Starman, Planet Earth
                                            Image Credit: SpaceX

Explanation: Don’t panic. It’s just a spacesuited mannequin named Starman. As the sunlit crescent of planet Earth recedes in the background, Starman is comfortably seated at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster in this final image of the payload launched by a Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6. Internationally designated 2018-017A, roadster and Starman are headed for space beyond the orbit of Mars. The successful Falcon Heavy rocket has now become the most powerful rocket in operation and the roadster one of four electric cars launched from planet Earth. The other three were launched to the Moon by historically more powerful (but not reusable) Saturn V rockets. Still, Starman’s roadster is probably the only one that would be considered street legal.

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