British billionaire Elon Musk has mocked US President Joe Biden, after his company, SpaceX, completed its first spaceflight with a civilian crew.
When one of his Twitter followers asked him, out of 60 million followers, why the President of the United States refused to recognize the 4 newest American astronauts from SpaceX who helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Musk replied He said, “He’s still asleep.”
The Inspiration 4 space mission has landed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, marking the first spaceflight by SpaceX with a civilian crew of four.
According to the Russian “Izvestia” channel, the trip to Earth’s orbit aboard the “Dragon” spacecraft took three days, and the crew included billionaire Jared Isakman, pediatrician Hayley Arsenault, Lockheed Martin engineer Christopher Sembrosky and former NASA astronaut Sian Proctor.
One of the main goals of SpaceX’s “Inspiration 4” mission is to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The space mission had raised $160.2 million by Saturday, and Elon Musk pledged to contribute $50 million from it personally, bringing the total donations to $210 million.
Elon Musk had expressed his astonishment at the White House’s exclusion of his company, “Tesla”, from attending a meeting that US President Joe Biden held, last month, with leading companies in the field of electric cars, in order to give it a boost.