Here's the last shot SpaceX got of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and its dummy driver 'Starman'

  • SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying Elon Musk's 2008 Tesla Roadster, complete with a dummy driver named "Starman" wearing a SpaceX spacesuit, into space on Tuesday.
  • The payload was able to capture live footage of its journey through space for a time as it made its way toward Mars. 
  • In the last shot SpaceX got of the car and Starman, a crescent-shaped Earth is seen disappearing into the background.

SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched its biggest rocket ever.

As its payload, the test rocket carried Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and a dummy named "Starman" wearing one of SpaceX's spacesuits.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - FEBRUARY 05: The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for tomorrow's lift-off on February 5, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket, which is the most powerful rocket in the world, is scheduled to make its maiden flight between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. tomorrow. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018.
Vapor rises before the scheduled launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy takes off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket trails smoke after lifting off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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For a while after launch, SpaceX was able to keep tabs on the Roadster with cameras that broadcast a livestream. The epic views lasted until the car's battery died, which Musk had warned was likely to happen 12 hours after launch.

Before it ran out of juice, the car was able to take one final breathtaking shot.

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Musk posted the last picture on Wednesday — a crescent-shaped Earth is shown fading into the distance as the car heads out to its elliptical orbit around the sun. 

The initial plan was to have the Roadster head toward Mars orbit. Instead, the payload overshot, exceeding the red planet's spot in the solar system, and is headed toward the Asteroid Belt that's between Mars and Jupiter. 

It's likely this is the last we'll ever see of the car and Starman — though they'll likely be in orbit for millions of years. 

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