To the Editor:

Elon Musk and SpaceX launched the billionaire's Tesla Roadster into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, 2018. Since then, Musk's red car, which is helmed by a spacesuit-wearing dummy named Starman, has been flying through space. They estimate the Roadster is now 215.6 million miles from Earth and is traveling at a speed of more than 6,000 miles per hour. At one time you could go on YouTube and see Starman in the convertible car flying through space. It might still be seen there.

Here are some interesting facts about the Roadster: The car, while in space, has a fuel economy of 8,109.4 miles per gallon, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" has been played nearly 200,000 times on a loop. And, so far, the Roadster has completed 1.3 orbits around the Sun.

All that and Seneca Falls cannot figure out what to do with our garbage except let a money-hungry company create a mountain of stinking garbage in the middle of our otherwise lovely little town.

Maybe Elon can solve this problem? Apparently no one else really cares or wants to solve this problem? Not really.

BILL McHALE

Seneca Falls

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