After SpaceX completed its historic private spaceflight on Saturday, CEO Elon Musk took a potshot with President Joe Biden, who has not yet mentioned the performance of the company and private flight crew.
“The U.S. president admits four latest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude,” said one of Musk’s 60 million followers on Twitter, a social networking platform. I even refused. What is your theory of why? What? “
Musk replied, “He is still asleep.”
As CNBC previously reported, SpaceX returned the Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit safely yesterday. After spending three days in space, Capsule carried four members of the Inspiration 4 mission to Earth.
One of the main goals of the Inspiration4 mission was to raise $ 200 million for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Raised $ 160.2 million by Saturday. After Inspiration4 splashed down, Musk personally promised to donate $ 50 million, boosting the total campaign to $ 210 million.
The White House and SpaceX did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
NASA’s top executives congratulated Mask and SpaceX on the Inspiration 4 mission. SpaceX’s competitors have acknowledged that, with praise from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Blue Origin, and fellow Mask rivals Jeff Bezos shared on social media.
This marked the first private SpaceX space flight by a non-professional crew. In addition, the mission included the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft, the youngest American to ever become an astronaut, and the first to fly in space with a prosthetic limb. rice field.
Musk recently said he “wants to get away from politics,” but his quibble on Sunday showed his willingness to pierce the Democratic president and repeat right-wing taunts about Biden.
During the 2020 campaign, former President Donald Trump frequently insulted then-candidate Biden by calling him “Sleepy Joe.”
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