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. https://t.co/EZAVN4cVCd— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke) 1590780507.0
Musk was ridiculed following the blast. Here's some of what people were saying:
When you realize your wallet was on the rocket https://t.co/p2DdhubJoS— Harrison (@Harrison) 1590786285.0
Elon Musk has now exploded 4 of his Starship rocket prototypes. If he explodes 2 more he gets the 7th one free— Chloé Cunha (@Chloé Cunha) 1590783901.0
Imagine being a SpaceX/NASA astronaut that’s scheduled for lift off tomorrow and watching this happen today. That’s… https://t.co/sruJ0Qxhz2— Pablo Escobarner (blue check) (@Pablo Escobarner (blue check)) 1590785371.0
Elon’s rocket doing a flawless impression of the Minneapolis 3rd precinct https://t.co/jqIf1OajTh— Dr. Dictator Fairy Gothmother (@Dr. Dictator Fairy Gothmother) 1590786065.0
something beautiful about a police precinct and an Elon Musk hobby rocket going up in smoke within 24 hrs of each o… https://t.co/oY2CpLdjKs— "Craven piece of garbage" - Glenn Greenwald (@"Craven piece of garbage" - Glenn Greenwald) 1590781798.0
Time for Elon Musk to admit he sucks at rockets. Maybe go work at a Costco.— ahlicake ☭ Rest In Power Michael Brooks ☭ (@ahlicake ☭ Rest In Power Michael Brooks ☭) 1590785572.0
Elon Musk destroys rocket in solidarity with protestors https://t.co/OuTeldR9Ra— dan wickes (@dan wickes) 1590782785.0
For the millionth time Elon Musk is an incompetent grifter, just pay NASA please. https://t.co/b8ElpmeLLJ— hypnotransgirl 𒀭𒈹𒍠𒊩 (@hypnotransgirl 𒀭𒈹𒍠𒊩) 1590781761.0