Atari fan Elon Musk got a contract with the US government to play the real version of Asteroids with an arcade shooter with his SpaceX missile company.
Last week, our Space Award for Space Exploration Technologies contract worth $ 69 million to provide launch services for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program seeks to be the first to show the ability to turn asteroids by colliding the spacecraft in one at high speed.
The test mission was set to launch in June 2021 on the SpaceX Falcon 9 missile, NASA said in a statement on April 11th. The mission will be to intercept a small month of the Didymos asteroid more than a year later, in October 2022, when it will be within 11 million miles of the Earth, the agency quotes.
Musk, who is Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla, installed the Atari Games last year into the electric vehicle of the latter company as part of the software upgrade. Tables that were initially available for use with Tesla steering wheel and touchscreen consoles include Asteroids, Missile Command, Lunar Lander, and Centipede.
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