SpaceX ‘Car in Space’ Coin
SpaceX is an American spacecraft manufacturer, space launch provider, and satellite communications corporation headquartered in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (a heavy-lift derivative of Falcon 9) launched a test mission with a special payload on board: a cherry-red 2008 Tesla Roadster owned by Elon Musk with a spacesuit-clad dummy named “Starman” in the driver’s seat.
The car is perhaps SpaceX’s most absurd launch ever, but it had an important purpose. The launch was aimed at testing the Falcon Heavy, which ranked as the world’s most powerful operational rocket with around five million pounds of liftoff thrust. Musk used his personal car as a payload, kitted out with a dummy wearing a SpaceX spacesuit.
The Starman-Roadster duo completed its first orbit around the Sun in August 2019 and flew by Mars for the first time in October 2020, Observer previously reported. To date, the car has orbited the Sun 2.62 times.
SpaceX ordered a custom challenge coin from us to commemorate this launch. Surely they wanted something one-of-a-kind and an unusual challenge coin for an extraordinary mission. They requested the coin to be shaped like the Falcon Heavy rocket when it opened to dispatch the Starman. With a brushed silver finish for the rocket and a bright red paint for the car, this coin is truly an extraordinary one.
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