Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk issued a tongue-in-cheek comment Monday about the president of the United States. The situation arose after a Twitter user asked why Biden had not yet acknowledged SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew.
“He’s still sleeping,” Musk replied on Twitter, to the user.
This is the world’s first all-civilian space mission. The crew landed Saturday night marking the end of the first flight to Earth orbit made entirely by tourists or non-astronauts.
The mission planned by Elon Musk
During the mission the team was sending photos of the experience. The Inspiration4 crew spent three days flying freely aboard their 3.9-meter-wide capsule, CNN reported, at an altitude of approximately 563 kilometers, 160 kilometers higher than where the ISS is, and higher than any human has flown in decades.
According to the media, the civilian crew consisted of 38-year-old billionaire Jared Isaacman, who personally financed and organized the trip with SpaceX and Elon Musk; Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a childhood cancer survivor and physician’s assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Sian Procotor, 51, a geologist and community college teacher with a doctorate degree; and Chris Sembroski, a 42-year-old Lockheed Martin employee and lifelong space fan who claimed his seat through an online sweepstakes.
Hayley Arceneaux in turn expressed her excitement at arriving on Earth via a message on Twitter. “Filled with awe and gratitude. Yesterday we completed two missions: our successful Inspiration4 mission to space,” she said.