Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t seem to have the best of the equations with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Two of the world’s richest men compete with their space exploration ventures with their companies SpaceX and Blue Origin. Musk has in the past taken several potshots at Bezos and has once again done it. In a reply to a tweet about hydrogen cars, Musk said that, “no amount of money can defy physics.” However, the Tesla CEO didn’t stop there and in another tweet added, “as Jeffrey Besos [sic.] is amply demonstrating.”
Elon Musk on Twitter: “@999BPM @tesla_adri @WholeMarsBlog No amount of money can defy physics” / Twitter
In the last few days, Musk has taken quite a few digs at Bezos. In reply to another tweet regarding a quote by Bezos on suing governments, Musk called him “Irony(y) man.”
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin had recently criticised NASA’s decision to award the astronaut lunar lander contract worth $2.9 billion to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. It has pointed out technical details which it claims could be risky for the moon missions. Blue Origin published an infographic on its website where it took a swing at Elon Musk’s Starship, saying that SpaceX using the Starship to transport NASA astronauts to the surface of the moon is “immensely complex and high-risk”.
Musk in response to the statement from Blue Origin posted an old photo of a Blue Origin rocket, which is slightly deflated in the middle. “Somehow, this wasn’t convincing enough,” the Tesla CEO said in the tweet directly mocking Bezos’ company.
Bezos on his part has never really spoken too much publicly about Musk. The Tesla CEO, however, has been known to say quite a few things about Bezos’ company Blue Origin. Such digs and potshots from Musk do pop up every now and then on his Twitter feed.