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Old November 7th, 2018, 16:25   #10
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Actually it is slightly inaccurate to say it just passed Mars. It didn't get very close to Mars at all. It would be more accurate to say that it just passed Mars's orbit. It is now farther from the sun that Mars is. This was an expensive advertising stunt but since it is still in the news, I guess it was an effective one.

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I'd call it cheap and effective advertising. It really only cost as much as the used roadsters value and a handful of go pro cameras. A dummy load used instead probably would have cost nearly as much. Judging by the crowds that gathered at Cape Canaveral, a lot of people were quite excited by the launch.
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