New York House representative George Santos has been mercilessly mocked for asking Elon Musk if he can be a part of SpaceX's first manned launch.
Musk’s space exploration company today launched its rocket Starship, the most powerful space rocket ever built.
The rocket blew up shortly after launching in Texas following several delayed starts as the booster tried to separate and the systems failed, causing a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly. Nevertheless, Musk congratulated his employees on an “exciting test launch”.
Despite the fiery failure, Santos seemed keen to be part of the first manned mission to Mars and tweeted Musk to show his interest in being a candidate.
Santos wrote: “ Hey @elonmusk when you work out all the kinks on the SpaceX Starship, sign me up for the first manned launch!
“Congratulations on this huge leap forward for space exploration.”
Rather unsurprisingly, the controversial Republican was mocked for finally listening to constituents by agreeing to be blasted far, far away.
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\u201cHey @elonmusk when you work out all the kinks on the SpaceX Starship, sign me up for the first manned launch!\n\nCongratulations on this huge leap forward for space exploration.\u201d— George Santos (@George Santos) 1681998304
On Twitter, one person responded: “Thank you for finally representing the interests of your district by agreeing to be launched into space!”
\u201c@Santos4Congress @elonmusk Thank you for finally representing the interests of your district by agreeing to be launched into space!\u201d— George Santos (@George Santos) 1681998304
Others referenced the fact Santos was found to have consistently lied about his background during his campaign to win a seat in Congress.
Someone wrote: “I’m just surprised he isn’t claiming that he was the astronaut piloting the SpaceX rocket that just exploded.”
\u201cI\u2019m just surprised he isn\u2019t claiming that he was the astronaut piloting the spacex rocket that just exploded\u201d— bart (@bart) 1681999865
Another joked: “Harvard valedictorian. Wall Street CEO. Olympic volleyball gold medalist. RuPaul’s Drag Race champion. And now Astronaut George Santos.”
\u201cHarvard valedictorian. Wall Street CEO. Olympic volleyball gold medalist. RuPaul\u2019s Drag Race champion. And now Astronaut George Santos.\u201d— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1681998603
“George would be a great candidate, he was on Apollo 11 after all,” another mocked.
\u201cGeorge would be a great candidate, he was on Apollo 11 after all.\u201d— Eddie (@Eddie) 1681998964
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