Attendees of the the Westworld panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO used the panel to not only inspire a new generation on space exploration, but also drop two epic highlight reels of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch that carried Starman riding in a Tesla Roadster into deep space.
“Life cannot just be about solving one miserable problem after another,” Musk said. “That cannot be the only thing. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.”
The rocket launch highlight videos were created by Westworld co-creator Jonah Nolan.
“The only way I know how to share [the Falcon Heavy launch] is a trailer,” Nolan said. “It’s not for TV or a movie, it’s for the next part of the human story.”
Here’s part one, posted to Musk’s Instagram:
And here’s part two:
Here’s the full video of Musk at the Westworld panel:
Why Falcon Heavy & Starman?
Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity. That is why we did it. We did for you. https://t.co/5STO7q4wro
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 11, 2018
Karissa Bell contributed to this report.