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In two weeks, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to carry astronauts for the first time and transport to the launchpad will naturally be a Tesla.
“Here’s some Tesla news that everyone should love,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine posted on Twitter. “Check out the Model X that will carry Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the launchpad for the Demo-2 mission!”
The Model X is clad in NASA’s insignia on the doors, and the agency’s resurrected logo across the top of its rear window.
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the astronauts making the first flight. They entered quarantine on Wednesday ahead of a May 27 mission on a SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station.