Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk gave Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a piece of her mind this week for ignoring SpaceX’s 150th launch and the scientific achievements of her son’s companies.
May Musk posted a tweet that tagged Biden and Harris telling them of SpaceX’s “remarkable achievement” of which they appeared to be “completely unaware.” She described the launch as an example of the “world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft.”
The launch on April 1 saw a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deliver 40 spacecraft into orbit. The launch was the fourth “dedicated rideshare mission” for the company and its 150th successful launch overall. A ridesharing mission involves national space agencies like NASA paying SpaceX to send satellites into orbit.
In the company’s 12th launch in 2022, it delivered 12 Spacebee communications satellites and the first satellite ever developed by Pixxel of India. The mission was the first of six planned for April.
Maye Musk mocked a speech Biden gave last November praising General Motors’ new electric vehicle manufacturing facility. Biden told GM CEO Mary Barra that she “electrified the entire automobile industry.” She tweeted that his speech was “written 20 years ago, just before GM killed the electric car.” She laughingly said his speechwriter “uploaded the wrong file.”
Elon hammered Biden in January after the president tweeted a video showing him talking with Barra. The caption to the video said that companies “like” GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles in America than ever. Elon responded with, “Starts with a T. Ends with an A. ESL in the middle.”
Musk has been sharply critical of Biden after he decided to ignore Tesla and Musk’s other work. When a Twitter user asked Musk why Biden had not made any acknowledgment of the SpaceX “Inspiration4” mission that included the world’s first space flight with an all-civilian crew, he answered, “He’s still sleeping.”
Musk has also described Biden as a “puppet” of the United Auto Workers union and criticized the administration’s decision to leave Tesla out of an electric vehicle showcase staged at the White House.