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Thanks to SpaceX and Elon Musk, a space-mannequin driving a red Tesla Roadster is burned into our brains. USA

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On Tuesday, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, generating fanfare similar to the liftoff of a space shuttle.

But it was more than just watching the rocket blast into space that caught our attention. Its passenger, Starman, has captured just as much of our affection.

Starman is a mannequin sporting a SpaceX flight suit, casually seated behind the wheel of a red Tesla Roadster. 

On Wednesday, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared the last image of Starman, as he continues his voyage to Mars orbit and the asteroid belt. SpaceX had been running a live stream of Starman's view, accessible during the first couple days after Tuesday's launch.

Here's a look back at some of the best images and online jokes featuring Starman:

More: A Tesla Roadster in orbit. A 'Starman' at the wheel. Why this incredible image has us excited about space exploration

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