At least the driver of this Tesla roadster launched into space today won't get hungry. If aliens out there should encounter this roadster scooting by, even they might get a hoot out of it, or they might just consider it more space junk.
"The rocket carried a playful payload: Mr. Musk’s red Roadster, an electric sports car built by his other company, Tesla. Strapped inside the car is a mannequin wearing one of SpaceX’s spacesuits. They are expected to orbit the sun for hundreds of millions of years."
If I remember my high school physics, correctly, any object that has mass and that travels at the speed of light will have a gravitational pull so great that it would implode the universe. (Due to approaching infinite mass as it approaches the speed of light.)
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Who is in charge of advertising space in space? I mean, can anyone send something into space and get free advertising for gazillions of years? This may ignite a new sort of space race funded by advertising firms. Before you know it, there will be Chevys, Jaguars, UPS Trucks, and who knows what orbiting around the Sun. And Mad Mike may one day get his steam powered rocket into space where he can promote the flat earth project.