“Forgotten Hollywood”- Starman…

Posted on February 6, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Don’t you just love when Americana intermingles with Hollywood history; much like the intersected streets of Hollywood and Vine. It happened today. We can thank Elon Musk at SpaceX for the reference. Here is the backstory:

“`SpaceX Falcon Heavy launched unique test cargo into space, today; sending a motor vehicle driven by a mannequin  for an unprecedented adventure. The much-anticipated launch demonstrated that SpaceX’s beefed-up rocket can lift heavier craft into space for future missions to Mars and the moon. The so-called driver is behind the wheel of Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster. He is named STARMAN, and his car radio is blasting Space Oddity by David Bowie. A Hot Wheels was also on its dash with a tiny spaceman on board.

“`This vehicle serves an actual purpose. When new rockets are tested, they often carry a demonstration cargo load, like blocks of concrete or steel, to simulate the weight the rocket must lift into space. The Roadster and Starman shall be floating through the solar system for a billion (or so) years.

“`Starman is a 1984 science fiction romance film, directed by John Carpenter. It shares the story of a humanoid alien played by Jeff Bridges, who flies to Earth after responding to an invite found on a gold phonograph record installed on the Voyager 2  space probe. Launched in 1977, this rocket carried a message of peace. Bridges received an Oscar nod for his performance.

“`Musk is brilliant enough to comprehend subtle similarities of his latest launch, and its relative relationship to this cinematic production.

“`CONGRATS to Elon Musk and his team for collective genius!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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