Falcon Heavy made it!

I’ll have a more detailed post later, but for now — know that they definitely recovered the two side boosters (they landed in formation with perfect precision at Cape Canaveral) and the upper stage with its whimsical payload is now in Earth orbit.  The second burn of the upper stage is complete, giving it a 7,000 km apogee.  In about four hours, they expect to make a third and final burn to escape Earth orbit — what would be a trans-Mars injection burn if it weren’t for the fact that Mars isn’t in the right position at the moment.

In the meantime, enjoy this shot from a camera mounted on an arm coming out from the payload adapter, with the Tesla, its passenger “Starman”, and Australia prominent in the background:

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