Elon Musk mocks Russian politician after snide US ‘broomstick’ comment


Elon Musk has mocked Russia following the news that they will stop providing the US with engines for their rockets in response to sanctions placed on the country.

The sanctions come as the country started their brutal invasion of Ukraine last week.

The boss of the Russian space program, Dmitry Rogozin, was targeted by SpaceX billionaire Musk after he made the suggestion that the US would have to make their trips to orbit on their “broomsticks”.

Musk took to Twitter to taunt the head of the Russian state space agency. He tweeted in response to a tweet of Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket launching another 47 Starlink satellite: “American broomsticks”.

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SpaceX is helping Ukrainians access the internet during the Russian invasion

The Tesla founder got under the skin of the Russian government after he activated the SpaceX satellite-internet system that will aid the people of Ukraine after the country’s leadership reached out.

The billionaire also offered the people in the embattled country advice on the best way to stay connected to the internet during the Russian invasion.



Elon Musk has targeted a Russian politician after he said Russia would stop supplying the US with engines
Elon Musk has targeted a Russian politician after he said Russia would stop supplying the US with engines

Speaking on Russian state television, Rogozin said: “In a situation like this we can’t supply the United States with our world’s best rocket engines. Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks, I don’t know what.”

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He also claimed that since the 1990s, Russia had delivered 122 RD-180 engines, with 98 of which were used to power missile and space launch vehicles.

On Wednesday, Muck ridiculed Rogozin after he questioned Musk’s choice to make Starlink available after the Russian invasion.

Musk tweeted at the former Russian Deputy Prime Minister: “Ukraine civilian Internet was experiencing strange outages – bad weather perhaps? – so SpaceX is helping fix it.”

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