Elon Musk – “We didn’t really test any of those materials for space hardened… or whatever, you know. It just has the same seats like a normal car has. It is literally just a normal car in space. Which, I kind of like the absurdity of that. And, if you look closely on the dash board there is a tiny Hot Wheels roadster with a tiny spaceman. We did it, because… like that would be cool, too. It’s kind of silly and fun. I’m trippin’ balls here. I’m trippin’ balls.”
Click here to watch the entire post launch conference. The above quote content was pulled from the 41 minute mark.
Modern cars are made from a variety of materials. The materials chosen depend a lot on their cost, repairability, and durability. Fuel efficiency is just one of many variables on the minds of car designers. The typical family sedan these days is usually made from steel body panels with plastic front and rear fascias. Car exterior parts are today made of complex combinations of materials ranging from metal tailored blanks to sheet molded compounds (SMC) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) to hybrid plastics.
The temperature that caused the exterior of that car in London to melt was a whopping 204 degrees Fahrenheit.
And so, how is it that this Tesla in space is not melting? It is… after all… “literally just a normal car in space”. The temperature in and beyond the exosphere varies greatly and can range from 0 to over 1,700 degrees Celsius and above. That is more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, people. That steering wheel has rubber on it. Rubber melts at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Honestly, I could sit here and point out all of the components of the vehicle and talk about their ability to withstand extreme environments, but instead… I want to point at something else.
Die-cast Hot Wheels are made from metal and plastic. The metal commonly used is ZAMAC (or Mazak), which is an alloy of zinc and aluminium. The melting point of Zink is 787 degrees Fahrenheit. While the melting point of aluminum is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. As Elon Musk points out in the press conference, there is no atmospheric exclusion, preventing the heat from being diluted prior to making contact with the car and any other objects on or around the car… such as the spaceman, cameras, and even the primarily plastic and zink-alloy toy on the dash.
Now, let’s just set aside the obvious fact that this car should already be falling apart… and consider the even more obvious. I can’t help but ask a few questions.
Why don’t we see more than 6 decades of space debris?
Where are all of the satellites?
Where is the ISS?
Why don’t we ever see the moon?
Where are the stars?
Why does one entire half of the earth at times appear to not contain any land?
When is the ISS going to give us a shot of the car?
Why hasn’t the ISS commented on this at all?
Honestly, I could go on and on… But hey, what do you want to bet… this car is more than likely in fact still sitting inside of this tube, and all they did was turn on the hologram. Because, if that was in fact the shell of the rocket experiencing separation, why didn’t the camera, car, foreground, and or background jolt upon separation? That would have been a pretty hefty jarring… causing the craft to alter it’s motion in space. We should have seen some movement, somewhere. It’s almost as if the background just go “turned on“.
I don’t know… what do you think?
Honestly though, I clearly am the ignorant one. Let’s just ask the experts what they think about all of this. I’m sure Elon Musk as a few comments.
Elon Musk – “I think it looks so ridiculous and impossible. You can tell it is real because it looks so fake, honestly. We’d have way better CGI if it was fake. I kind of like the absurdity.”
Lastly, people might roll their eyes at me and ask why this type of stuff even matters. Well, if you go watch the live feed, take a minute and watch the chat room. It is slammed with activity. And, the primary theme that I have seen is that God does not exist, and… smoking pot and taking dumps is awesome!
Degradation, people… degradation.
Why think, when we can let the smart people do our thinking for us. I’m trippin’ balls and my hot pocket is getting cold.
It breaks my heart. Common sense tells us that this is not real.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 – Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.