Musk tweeted about the Where Is Roadster tracking tool, which allows ordinary stargazers to follow the car's movement.
- A website called Where Is Roadster is tracking Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space.
- The site, which is not affiliated with SpaceX, estimates the car is more than 2 million miles from Earth.
- Musk cheekily tweeted about the site on Sunday, saying his car "must be parked around here somewhere."
Earlier this month, SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, that used Elon Musk's very own Tesla Roadster as its payload.
For about 12 hours the Roadster, helmed by a spacesuit-wearing dummy dubbed "Starman," broadcast live video footage as it soared through space. But eventually the electric car's batteries ran out and so too did the footage.
But one website is allowing ordinary stargazers to track the car's progress compared to the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Where Is Roadster was created by engineer Ben Pearson using data from NASA's JPL Horizons.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, the site put Musk's car at 2.3 million miles from Earth, moving away at a speed of 6,747 miles/hour.
According to the calculations the Roadster has exceeded its 36,000 mile warranty more than 595 times.
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