Tesla and SpaceX's crazy leader, Elon Musk, told us back in December that they will be launching the Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6. To add his well-known flavor, Musk also announced that an original Tesla Roadster in a lovely cherry red color will be acting as the rocket's payload.

But why though? Rockets usually would use concrete or steel payloads. Musk thought this was too boring, the driving factor in his decision to replace it with your own vehicle. On Instagram, Musk states that the Roadster will be playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on loop for as long as possible, which he says will be a billion-year-long orbit around Mars.

According to SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy rocket will be the most powerful operational rocket of all time. It will be capable of lifting over 119,000 pounds of mass. That's enough to lift 7 bull African bush elephants into space, not including the gear needed to keep the elephants alive in space. The rocket's design is meant for the eventual act of sending people to space. Its large capacity will be good for transporting supplied to future space societies.