David Bowie never made it into space, but somewhere up there right now Major Tom is having a moment while looking back down on us. Bowie's ultimate homage to slipping the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of god, "Space Oddity," is currently blasting out of the stereo of SpaceX founder Elon Musk's personal red Tesla roadster as the first-ever Falcon Heavy rocket roars into deep space.
The impressive vehicle -- hyped as the world's most powerful operational rocket -- blasted off around 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday (Feb. 6) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the live stream of its launch was reportedly viewed by more than 3 million people. Not only did the rocket launch go off without a hitch, but the two of the giant boosters fell back to earth and landed upright, in perfect sync, on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad; a third booster missed its droneship target and crashed at sea, according to CNN.