Is Starman wearing a seatbelt?

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While staring at the live feed of a crash dummy in a convertible in outer space, I was wondering: Is this crash dummy following safety conventions and wearing a seat belt? I somehow doubt that it would help in case of impact with an astroid, but...

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I don't see any seatbelt, but it's not close enough for me to tell.

Was Starman sent up wearing a seatbelt or not?

Mithrandir

Posted 2018-02-06T21:57:12.773

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8Why did this get an "opinion based" close vote?gerrit 2018-02-07T01:40:48.657

5Related question - is that all that's keeping him in? I doubt it, I'd think they glued (or something) him to the seat just to be positive no movements are made.BruceWayne 2018-02-07T06:15:10.467

1@BruceWayne, that must have happened, or how would the arm stay in that super cool position. ;)AnoE 2018-02-07T14:45:54.247

3He's not a crash dummy. Crash dummies are intended to crash. Starman has no intention of crashing for the next billion years.corsiKa 2018-02-07T16:16:10.297

Neither Starman nor Jenny Hayden wore seatbelts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NEFYCaKakE

Adrian McCarthy 2018-02-08T00:05:05.913

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He most certainly is.

Belt it out baby

The seatbelt can be seen clearly across both his shoulders. It is currently unclear whether or not the miniature Starman sat on the dashboard has a seatbelt.

Apparently he is also sewn into the seat. Source is Quora, so meh, but interesting.

Edlothiad

Posted 2018-02-06T21:57:12.773

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8You wouldn't want him to get pulled over in spaceDragongeek 2018-02-06T23:48:05.377

27@Dragongeek There's still the issue of speeding.David Richerby 2018-02-07T00:20:46.717

12@DavidRicherby, the speed limit out there is 6.706e+8 MPH, I don't think he's in any danger of breaking itJoseph Rogers 2018-02-07T16:12:21.980

4@JosephRogers That won't stop the space police from having faulty radar guns and pulling you over anyway. And you know how hard it is to pull over in space?!?!corsiKa 2018-02-07T16:18:00.850

@corsiKa Pulling over in space surely must be to go into orbitBent 2018-02-07T17:51:36.873

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@JosephRogers Not in a car over Australia.

Cees Timmerman 2018-02-08T02:49:30.570

@CeesTimmerman good point, I forgot that Aussie law overrides the laws of physics :DJoseph Rogers 2018-02-08T11:42:11.260