An Australian man who hid himself in the boot of a car driving into Cape Canaveral for the launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket is in for a big surprise when he finally prises open the door.
“Couldn’t get a ticket for the launch so tried an old trick that I used to do to sneak into the drive-in,” tweeted Kogarah space fanatic Gavin Parsec alongside a selfie of him curled up next to a set of golf clubs and a tyre wrench. “Got a bit bumpy there for a sec, driver is a real speed demon.”
Parsec later tweeted that he wished he’d brought more than one cassette to listen to on his walkman.
“Hooley dooley, just popped the trunk, probably won’t make it to work on Monday,” he posted next to a photograph of the earth. “Hey Davo, I can see your house from up here.”
Technicians from SpaceX mission control are still baffled as to why they have been hearing a feint recording of ELO’s “A New World Record” being played continuously in the background of Falcon Heavy’s flight.