(TargetLiberty.org) – Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has a lot to celebrate right now. On Saturday, one of his SpaceX ships returned safely to Earth carrying the first all-civilian mission flown by the company. It’s a great achievement by a US team, and its members deserve a national round of applause. But they’re not getting any from the Biden White House.
SpaceX’s pioneering mission, with a crew of four, spent three days in space more than 330 miles above Earth, the first orbital flight by a civilian crew. The reusable Dragon vehicle came down in the ocean near the Kennedy Space Center around 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, and the crew – and SpaceX – were immediately congratulated by senior NASA officials and aerospace industry leaders. But the White House stayed quiet. So far there hasn’t been a word of praise for this mission – and people are noticing.
President Joe Biden didn't acknowledge Inspiration4.
— TESLARATI (@Teslarati) September 21, 2021
On Sunday afternoon, nearly a full day after the mission returned, one of Musk’s Twitter followers pointed out that President Biden hasn’t said a word about the crew or its achievement. He asked the South African-born entrepreneur, “What’s your theory on why that is?”
Well, now we can all be sure that Musk is familiar with “Sleepy Joe,” a nickname given to Biden by former President Donald Trump. Late Sunday afternoon – with the mission still unacknowledged by the Biden administration – Musk tweeted back, “He’s still sleeping.”
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