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Elon Musk hunts Jeff Bezos before his suborbital flight


July 20 2021 10:15 GMT

The CEO of SpaceX has long mocked Bezos’ intentions in space.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three other people plan to achieve weightlessness Tuesday aboard the New Shepard suborbital craft, developed by Blue Origin, the billionaire space company.

Shortly before the mission, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk questioned the size of Bezos’ flight, which he is keeping space controversy for a long time.

Musk laughs at a meme about Bezos’ flight, which appeared in the first photo boasting of flying in space. When Musk asks in the next photo montage if his flight was “tropical,” Bezos is silent, to which Musk responds with a serious nod in the last photo: “orbital, right?“Haha,” the SpaceX director wrote next to the meme.

Last April, the businessman also mocked the inability of the Bezos spacecraft to go into orbit. “Can’t get it (to orbit) lol“, Wrote musk. At the time, NASA awarded SpaceX a $1 million contract for the Artemis lunar lander module to return astronauts to the lunar surface. However, the agency suspended The deal follows legal challenges from SpaceX’s competitors, including Blue Origin.

Unlike Blue Origin, which plans Crossing the so-called Karman Line, which serves as the dividing line between the atmosphere and outer space, and raises its spacecraft to more than 100 kilometers, SpaceX is already performing Regular missions With astronauts aboard the International Space Station.