As crazy as it sounds some Tesla drivers have made it into space and not with SpaceX. Thanks to digital technology, Tesla sent a portrait of multiple images of Tesla drivers. The automaker established a referral scheme in 2018 to promote the sales of its vehicles. The possibility to have your photo transported into orbit was one of the prizes. The corporation is now staying true to its word as it prepares to work with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute of South Korea to send the mosaic of photographs from its users into the galaxy.
The program allowed returning customers to swap codes for Supercharging credits with new purchasers. Depending on how many people they recommended, those who shared the codes were then eligible to win prizes. Tesla contacted the program winners last month and offered to launch a photo of their choice into space.
The iconic photograph of a SpaceX 'StarMan' operating a Tesla Roadster in space has been recreated using the photographs that have been pieced together into a collage. The majority of the fragments are images of the participants themselves, while some customers have included quotes from popular religious texts, images of famous people, and images of their pets. In addition, Tesla added its own illustrations of typical home goods in an effort to inform a few extraterrestrial beings about life on Earth.
(Image credit: Korean Aerospace Research Institute)
The laser-engraved image was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on August 4 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) project. The Tesla Mosaic comprises an unknown amount of photos, according to the carmaker. The mosaic appears to have thousands of images when seen on the web version, where you can zoom in and out. The Tesla Mosaic, which is intended for eternity in space, has had the names of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Ali, and 11 of his grandsons (A.S.) added by someone.
Tesla even included images of common household items like a stapler to the mosaic to educate extraterrestrials about humans and life on Earth. In the distant future, this vast collection of images could occasionally find its way into the hands of living things from other worlds or galaxies, providing them with a wealth of visual knowledge about us humans. These images symbolize human life and their profound memories here on our planet.
This award, which came with a laser-engraved photo on a Tesla Mosaic, was added to Tesla's referral program for 2018. Later in 2019, Tesla also introduced a monthly reward of a Tesla Model Y and a quarterly prize of a next-generation Tesla Roadster. However, these awards have not yet been given to the winners; possibly they will do so soon because Tesla Roadster production is anticipated to begin in 2019. (2023).
Tesla owners, however, are content to get this reward for the time being after being successful in getting their images on the Tesla Mosaic. The first lunar orbiter from South Korea set out on a mission that would be crucial to the nation's upcoming space endeavors. On August 4, at 7:08 p.m. Eastern, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 678-kilogram Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), or Danuri in Korean, blasted out from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station's Launch Complex 40.
The NASA-provided ShadowCam hypersensitive optical camera and the South Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute's "space internet" demonstrator, both of which will test the viability of an interplanetary internet connection using delay-disruption tolerant networking, are among the six scientific instruments that the Danuri orbiter is carrying.
In December, it will then start with its schedule annual surveillance mission when it enters the moon's orbit. If successful, South Korea will join the United States, China, India, the European Union, and Japan as the world's seventh lunar explorers. The launch, which was originally slated for Aug. 2, was postponed by two days to give SpaceX time to finish up further work on the Falcon 9 rocket.