Elon Musk mocks President Biden after SpaceX completed its first all-civilian mission

Elon Musk mocks President Biden after SpaceX completed its first all-civilian mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk poses with the crew before launch on September 15, 2021.

Jon Krause / Inspiration 4

After SpaceX has completed a file Historic private space flight Saturday, CEO Elon Musk He took a big shot for President Joe Biden who has yet to comment on the accomplishments of the company and the civilian flight crew.

One of Musk’s 60 million followers on Twitter asked him, “The President of the United States has refused even to acknowledge the 4 newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What’s your theory about why this is?”

Musk replied, “He’s still asleep.”

As previously reported by CNBC, SpaceX Her Crew Dragon spacecraft has returned safely out of orbit yesterday. The capsule carried the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space.

One of the main goals of the Inspiration4 mission was to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It had raised $160.2 million by Saturday. We celebrate after the splash of Inspiration4, Musk pledge To contribute $50 million personally – bringing the campaign total to $210 million.

The White House and SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Senior NASA officials have congratulated Musk and SpaceX on the Inspiration4 mission. SpaceX’s competitors have acknowledged this, too, with accolades from BoeingAnd Lockheed Martin, and discount Blue Origin and Musk Jeff Bezos Shared on social media.

This was SpaceX’s first spaceflight, with an unprofessional crew. In addition, the mission included the first black woman to serve as the commander of a spacecraft, the youngest American to become an astronaut to date, and the first person to fly in space with a prosthetic limb.

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Although Musk recently stated that “Prefer to stay out of politics,His watch on Sunday indicated his willingness to lure the Democratic president and repeat the right-wing taunts on Biden.

During his 2020 campaign, the former president Donald Trump He often insulted Biden, the then-candidate, by calling himsleepy atmosphere. “

Recently, Trump sent Biden sarcastic good wishes before a summit with the Russian President Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. In an emailed statement at the time, he said, “Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin – don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please extend my warmest regards!”

SpaceX generally has a good relationship with the federal government. For example, she won Contract worth $2.89 billion To build NASA’s upcoming lunar lander, beating Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Leidos’ company Dynetics, SpaceX has flown 10 astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA so far.

However, SpaceX also under investigation by the Department of Justice after accusations of discrimination against job applicants based on citizenship status — an investigation that began during the Trump administration.

In addition to his responsibilities at SpaceX, Musk is concurrently serving as CEO of the electric vehicle maker Tesla. (Tesla too resource for SpaceX.)

In that capacity, he recently bemoaned the Biden administration’s proposal that would allocate an additional $4,500 in incentives to buyers of some new, light electric passenger cars. One of the conditions of the proposal is that electric cars must be trade union, local.

While the company operates a battery plant in Nevada, and an automobile assembly plant already in California, with another plant under construction outside of Austin, Texas, Tesla is the only major US automaker whose production is not standardized here.

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On Twitter September 12, Musk said of the proposal: “This is written by the Ford/UAW lobbies, where they make their electric car in Mexico. It’s not clear how this serves American taxpayers.”

On the annual Cars.com website American Made Index for 2021Tesla’s popular Model 3 electric sedan topped the ratings, and the Model Y crossover landed in third place.

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