Space X is a private American company founded by Elon Musk in 2002. Their goal is to make space travel possible by lowering the cost and eventually colonizing Mars. Space X designed and created Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb).
On February 6, 2016 Space X launch Falcon Heavy into space. After the rocket got out of Earth’s atmosphere it released its pave load into space. The pave load was a Tesla Roadster, Elon Musk’s electric car. That was destined to orbit near Mars in a couple years. Inside the electric car is a brave astronaut known as Starman. He has enough food to last him years but has to live inside a car in space until he can reach his destination. The Tesla Roadster that he is in is highly modified with various thrust boosters that he can use to control the car in space.
Today, on February 24th of 2018, Star Man has made history by successfully landing the Tesla Roadster on Mars. According to Space X, Star Man is starting to dig on the surface of Mars to create an underground bunker so that he can hide from the sun's harmful UV rays. Additionally, Star Man will face many more challenges living on Mars alone. He will only have enough food for one more year which means that he will have to find a way to cultivate crops on Mars with little to no water.