Billionaire Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden over the weekend after the successful return of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 – an all civilian flight after a three-day orbital mission.
When someone asked Musk on Twitter why Biden hadn’t acknowledged the accomplishment, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO offered some choice words.
“He’s still sleeping,” Musk responded via Twitter, echoing the insult of former President Donald Trump, who referred to Biden by the nickname “Sleepy Joe.”
Later a user 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.”
The SpaceX flight received multiple tweets of congratulations during and after the flight, including 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.
“Low-Earth orbit is now more accessible for more people to experience the wonders of space,” he tweeted last week after lift-off.
“We look forward to the future — one where NASA is one of many customers in the commercial space market. Onward & upward.”