Elon Musk thinks its funny that his SpaceX company keeps blowing shit up. I guess laughing at these monumental fuck ups is the only way to deal with such epic fails.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is back in the news again. They were tasked with launching an expensive spy satellite into space. Even though they deny any wrongdoing, it looks as if they destroyed the satellite. No problem though, it was only worth billions of dollars! lol
A classified spy satellite launched by SpaceX yesterday may have been destroyed after failing to reach orbit, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unidentified industry and government officials. Members of Congress and staff have been briefed on the mission, which destroyed a secret satellite that may have cost “billions of dollars” according to the paper.
Why it matters: SpaceX has been trying to become a “reliable, low-cost launch provider” for the military, the paper says, competing against a more established competitor run by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The company had planned more than 25 launches this year, including its first with astronauts. SpaceX said it’s rocket “performed nominally” but didn’t provide additional information.
SpaceX really has a knack for fucking shit up. In fact, Musk seems to think that it is legitimately funny that they keep fucking shit up. The official SpaceX YouTube channel has a whole compilation of their fuck ups.
You may recall in 2016, SpaceX blew up Facebook’s $200 million satellite. I have to admit that I laughed when that happened. I heard Mark Zuckerberg cried upon hearing the news.
But serious question, why is the government doing business with Musk and SpaceX? They have a very poor track record and just cost taxpayers billions of dollars with this fiasco. Certainly there needs to be an investigation into this situation.