One of Musk’s Twitter followers asked, “The President of the United States has even refused to recognize the 4 new American astronauts who have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for St. Jude. What’s your theory on why this is?
Musk replied, “He’s still sleeping. “
The tweet drew strong reactions from social media users.
“The dude is busy running a nation during a pandemic. Post-war intelligence briefings. Cyber security threats. SCOTUS shenanigans and human rights. Budget and tax legislation, ”wrote one user.
“You’re awake, maybe you are better than the sleeper.” Why don’t you volunteer to be the next President of the United States instead of the sleeper, ”another user wrote.
After spending three days in orbit, SpaceX’s first civilian Inspiration4 mission returned to Earth on Sunday.
The crew, aboard the Dragon spacecraft, re-entered Earth’s atmosphere for a freshwater landing off the coast of Florida at 7:06 p.m. EDT (4:36 a.m. Sunday India time).
The mission took off into orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft last Wednesday (Indian time Thursday).
It was commanded by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman and joined by medical officer Haley Arceneaux, medical assistant at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor; Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer; and Mission Pilot Dr Sian Proctor, geoscientist, entrepreneur and skilled pilot.
The fully automated Dragon capsule reached an unusually high altitude of 585 kilometers, passing the International Space Station by 160 kilometers. The Dragon Dome window, modeled after the ISSl dome, gave the crew an incredible view of Earth.