In the streaming video, we can see a mannequin sitting in a car. It is fairly evident there is more to it than that, the cameras are clearly on some sort of supporting arms extending from the car, and it looks like there might be something additionally under the car.

I would really like to see an image - even a pre-launch image or an artist's concept image - of the entire object now in space. I have seen the image of the car once it was mated to the payload adapter, but this was before Star Man was added, before the cameras were mounted, and so on. Has any such image been published? If not, is there a more detailed description of this object and all of its attachments?

(For what it's worth, a partial motive for this question is a discussion around my office of why the suspension has not apparently decompressed.)


Elon Musk has posted images of the car with Starman seated in it. You can also see two camera mounts at the front and on the left side of the car.

roadster with starman

But the Roadster is not on its own in outer space. It's still attached to the second stage. So the whole thing looks more like this, as it's flying towards the asteroid belt:

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Artist's Concept Falcon Heavy Animation

Someone tried to label the various camera bits in this image.

Camera angles There is a Tesla Roadster model from Hot Wheels on the dash, with a tiny Starman sitting in it.

There is a towel in the glove box to go along with the "Don't Panic" on the dash.

There is a plaque underneath the car, it is the X on the Payload Adapter that has 6000 signatures from SpaceX staffers.

There is a Arch storage device with Isaac Asimov's Foundation device on it.

Arch Storage device

  • $\begingroup$ Worth noting there's an over the shoulder camera as well as it having engraved names as opposed to signatures on the plaque. $\endgroup$ – Edlothiad Feb 8 '18 at 7:34
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    $\begingroup$ I'm wondering if there's a micro-Roadster with a micro-Starman in it on the dash of the Hot Wheels Roadster. And is there a nano-Roadster with a nano-Starman in that? How far does the recursion go? $\endgroup$ – Fred Larson Feb 8 '18 at 15:09
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    $\begingroup$ How far? At most six. xkcd.com/878 $\endgroup$ – Camille Goudeseune Feb 8 '18 at 22:02

Here is a photo of the roadster on the payload adapter. Starman and the cameras are all fitted at this point. There were no camera as far as we can tell that would provide footage of the entire assembly in space but this image shows the equipment. The front and left comers mounts are visible. Payload adapter


I love how the background of the earth video displays has been cropped out. This thing has never left earth, come on people. Stop being so gullible. I'm ashamed of the waste of brain power here today on earth. But I'm the conspiracy theorist, yet people believe all the original video and pictures of all apolo missions was taped over and deleted, and the technology that worked in the 60s and 70s somehow has been lost and we can't get passed the van Allen belts now. But no worries we for cereal did a half a dozen times leaving earth and a half dozen times coming back.

Why you ask would they fake something like this, go research what else was going on around the same time as the supposed launch and the returns and there would be your answer. A good old bait and switch, the Magicians and the politicians biggest asset. While the public is distracted over here, a dozen other nefarious things occur over there. It's called misdirection folks, it's not the story or the information they show you or tell you is important. In fact it's what they tell you isn't Important, also you should mostly do the opposite of what the media suggests (use some uncommon sense).

Also and undoubtedly the hardest and most important is what we aren't being shown and told about. One true patriot of humanity shared that revelation with the world, yet this hero is mostly unknown, has been made an out cast of his own birth country and would never see the light of day if he returns to his home. I speak that of the hero who goes by Edward Snowden. Don't take my world for it, look him up yourself and please is I'm incorrect abiur anything I've said please I welcome truth. There is no car with a life sized star man in orbit somewhere in space, get a grip and reclaim reality. This has been just another psychological operation carried out on the population. enter image description here!

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  • $\begingroup$ You might consider that people can observe rockets being launched, and the gist of their payloads from earth. It's also undoubtedly more cost effective to actually do the thing than it is to fake it without leaks. I suggest you find another forum. $\endgroup$ – Brad 3 hours ago
  • $\begingroup$ Also, don't forget, hobbyists have been able to receive telemetry and video... $\endgroup$ – Brad 3 hours ago
  • $\begingroup$ I showed you a photo they put forth. They are laughing at us, this blatant fake is a spit in the face of all people. $\endgroup$ – Derrk 3 hours ago
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    $\begingroup$ I don't know what you think it is you're trying to show in the photo you posted, but it is a photoshopped photo of the car before it's been sealed up in the payload fairing. See? voanews.com/science-health/… $\endgroup$ – Brad 3 hours ago
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh I'm replying to the conspiracy theorist. :-) My comment won't be necessary once this person's answer is deleted. $\endgroup$ – Brad 2 hours ago

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