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TechnologySpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off

16:17  25 june  2019
16:17  25 june  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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— Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) June 23, 2019. Twitter users were quick to point out the (admittedly cool) image attached wasn't Mars at all, but an image of the moon taken in How could you jacked this up so bad? I mean, you have Mars and terraformed on your backdrop and you still posted the moon ?

Elon Musk mistook the moon for Mars in a tweet — and the internet is calling him out. The SpaceX CEO tweeted a picture of the moon with the caption Musk tweeted out a photograph on Sunday with the caption "Occupy Mars " but Twitter users were quick to point out that the image was not of the red

SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off© Twitter

You'd think Elon Musk , CEO of SpaceX, would be a pro at identifying planets and astronomical bodies. You'd think. But on Sunday, Musk sent out a tweet that said "OCCUPY MARS."

Twitter users were quick to point out the (admittedly cool) image attached wasn't Mars at all, but an image of the moon taken in 2018 during a lunar eclipse.

Musk admitted his own mistake, sending out laughing emoji and adding in, "Moon too."

Needless to say, the goof entertained Musk's many Twitter followers. Wrote Australian scientist Upulie Divisekera, "Hey Super Space Genius, that's the moon in a total lunar eclipse."

Some made a connection between Musk's moon-Mars confusion and a recent tweet from President Donald Trump, in which Trump said NASA should focus on Mars, adding, "of which the Moon is a part."

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— Elon Musk , SpaceX . Building Moon bases and Mars cities will require affordable delivery of significant quantities of cargo and people. The fully reusable Starship system uses in- space propellant transfer to enable the delivery of over 100t of useful mass to the surface of the Moon or Mars .

Elon Musk . Подлинная учетная запись. @ elonmusk . Have a look before it blasts off on the first #DoD Falcon Heavy launch! When @ SpaceX ’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches, it will carry @NASA_ Technology , including an atomic clock for space navigation & space weather research

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Asked one Twitter user, "Um..are you intentionally making fun of our President? Cuz if you're not, may I?"

But arguably the best tweet made a Star Wars reference. "That's no moon," wrote a Twitter user going by Space Pirate. "No...wait...it is a moon."

SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled for its first nighttime launch Monday, and it's expected to be a challenging mission.

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SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off
SpaceX head Elon Musk mixes up the moon and Mars, and Twitter blasts off

Originally published June 23.

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The most powerful rocket from Elon Musk's SpaceX is once again set to take to the skies and beyond. Falcon Heavy is scheduled for its first nighttime launch on Monday, June 24. This will be the rocket system's third flight, and it will be a challenging one. 

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