Billionaire Elon Musk was the target of jokes on Twitter after his company SpaceX suffered a rocket explosion.
“SpaceX just experienced the biggest explosion yet at its Texas site, where it’s testing prototypes for a Mars rocket,” Marina Koren of The Atlantic reported.
“A resident who lives nearby—just 2 miles away—said it felt like an earthquake,” she added.
Elon, your rocket just blew up. pic.twitter.com/EZAVN4cVCd
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 29, 2020
Musk was ridiculed following the blast. Here’s some of what people were saying:
When you realize your wallet was on the rocket pic.twitter.com/p2DdhubJoS
— Harrison (@harriweinreb) May 29, 2020
Elon Musk has now exploded 4 of his Starship rocket prototypes. If he explodes 2 more he gets the 7th one free
— Chloé Cunha (@ChloeCunha) May 29, 2020
Imagine being a SpaceX/NASA astronaut that’s scheduled for lift off tomorrow and watching this happen today. That’s gotta be a different kind of anxiety.
(this is a prototype rocket and not the one in use tomorrow, but still 🥴) pic.twitter.com/bdmROuNETN
— Pablo Escobarner (blue check) (@PabloEscobarner) May 29, 2020
Elon’s rocket doing a flawless impression of the Minneapolis 3rd precinct pic.twitter.com/jqIf1OajTh
— Fairy Gothmother (@jenny2x4) May 29, 2020
something beautiful about a police precinct and an Elon Musk hobby rocket going up in smoke within 24 hrs of each other ♥️ https://t.co/iIjINmIMGx
— "Craven piece of garbage" – Glenn Greenwald (@f_a_r_t_s) May 29, 2020
Time for Elon Musk to admit he sucks at rockets. Maybe go work at a Costco.
— comrade ahli cake ☭ (@ahlicake) May 29, 2020
Elon Musk destroys rocket in solidarity with protestors https://t.co/OuTeldR9Ra
— dan wickes (@dan_wickes) May 29, 2020
Maybe have NASA handle rockets instead of paying some dickhead middle man. https://t.co/s2CfkmFETg
— Dave "Alive" Anthony (@daveanthony) May 29, 2020