The Inspiration4 team blasted off on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral atop one of SpaceX's two-stage reusable Falcon 9 rockets.
The Dragon capsule's two men and two women are looking to spend three days circling the world from an unusually high orbit 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station.
The announcement at Tesla's AI Day event came amid growing scrutiny over the safety and capability of Tesla's "Full Self-Driving" advanced driver assistant system.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the probe will cover Tesla Models Y, X, S, and 3 vehicles released from 2014 through 2021.
'If you're curious about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography,' tweeted Musk.
Some industry executives argue that India does not have a robust supply chain or domestic production of electric vehicle components.
In an interview with Manorama Online, Aarthi Ramamurthy, Head of International at Clubhouse, opens up about the invite-only social audio app and her highly successful talk show.
The electric-car maker in January registered a local company in India, where it is expected to import and sell the Model 3 sedan by as early as mid-2021, seeking to target rich customers in a niche market.
Last month, the electric carmaker incorporated Tesla Motors India and Energy Private Limited with its registered office in Karnataka's Bengaluru.
The price of Bitcoin soared 15.4 per cent to around $44,500 Monday in reaction to Tesla's announcement, according to CoinBase.