Although SpaceX‘s Inspiration4 mission lasted only 3 days, it was appreciated by many space and aviation authorities. That’s why US billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks success deserves at least a thank you from the White House.
“The President of the United States refused to acknowledge even the four newest American astronauts who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude… What is your theory as to why this is happening?” To the question, Elon Musk replied, “Still asleep”.
Later, someone else tweeted with an image from the movie “Alien,” labeling the alien grabbing onto the face of an astronaut as “UAW” and the victim as “Biden.” Musk responded with a tweet that said, “Seems that way.” Musk has been in a battle with the United Auto Workers union, which thus far has failed to organize workers at Tesla’s factories.
The SpaceX flight received multiple tweets of congratulations during and after the flight from Bill Nelson, the former senator who Biden appointed as NASA administrator.
“Congratulations #Inspiration4! With today’s splashdown, you’ve helped demonstrate that low-Earth orbit is open for business,” Nelson tweeted on Saturday.
The US entrepreneur apparently jokingly referred to former US President Donald Trump’s ‘Sleepy Joe’ nickname for Biden.
The rocket, which the US space shuttle and rocket manufacturer SpaceX named for the first time without an astronaut, Inspiration-4, was launched from Kennedy Space Center to travel around the world in 3 days with 4 special passengers.
SpaceX, in line with the mission described as “the beginning of the era of space travel for ordinary people”, was sent to orbit by the Falcon-9 rocket, which was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and the Dragon capsule, consisting entirely of tourists.