Not long ago, Elon Musk appeared for the third time in the famous show Joe Rogan Experience. The interested party announced the possible integration of space-grade technology to slightly levitate the new Tesla Roadster above the road.
A surprising announcement
Lately, Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster – shipped to Space in 2018 – was about to complete a second round of the Sun. The year of this unusual launch, the illustrious billionaire declared that this model would be the subject of a choice option for future buyers. There was talk of a “SpaceX option” concerning the installation of ten small rocket thrusters, a technology derived from that used by the private space company. The stated goal was as follows: improve vehicle handling electric, just like its acceleration and braking.
On February 11, 2021, Elon Musk took part in the Joe Rogan Experience show (see extract at the end of the article). This was the SpaceX boss’s third appearance in this famous Spotify-exclusive audio and video podcast. During this interview, Elon Musk made a surprising announcement: want levitate the new Tesla Roadster one meter above the ground using space-grade technology.
Elon Musk has made the buzz again
“I want to make them float, and I’m trying to find a way to do it … let’s say without killing anyone […] maybe she could just float a meter above the ground. If you fall back, that would damage the suspension but without killing you ”, Elon Musk said.
So it seems that mini rocket thrusters borrowed from SpaceX for the development of the new Roaster may have another purpose. However, it could also be a whole other technology. In reality, the person concerned was as usual shown evasive, so that for the moment nothing is certain. The future will tell if this statement had a real technological basis or if it was a calculated intention in order to create a buzz.
Recall that during another appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience show in 2019, Elon Musk had performed. Again, the boss of SpaceX had made the buzz but this time, taking a few puffs on a joint of cannabis. However, this rather daring exit had greatly preoccupied NASA. The US space agency had funded a very expensive investigation to ensure that Elon Musk’s employees did not smoke joints!
Here is the excerpt from the Joe Rogan Experience show from February 11, 2021: