By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation
Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden to explain why the president never acknowledged the completion of a historic SpaceX mission over the weekend.
“He’s still sleeping,” Musk tweeted regarding Biden’s silence Sunday.
On Saturday, SpaceX completed the first-ever civilian mission into outer space, the company announced. The four-person civilian crew orbited Earth on the Dragon spaceship for three days before returning and splashing down safely off the coast of Florida.
The Dragon and its crew orbited at a distance of 575 km from Earth, which is more than 150 km further into space than the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX said.
The purpose of the mission was both to study the human body in space and raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission has already raised more than $210 million.
The crew included a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital physician assistant, a tech executive and a U.S. Air Force veteran and geoscientist, according to SpaceX.
The White House had not commented on the mission as of Mo