SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says ‘absurd’ Starman launch boosts interest


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said it’s a little bit absurd to launch a car into space with a dummy in the driver’s seat.

But that was the point of loading a mannequin named “Starman” into a Tesla Roadster and heaving him into space on the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, he said.