It’s that time of the week! Everyone’s favorite roastee, Elon Musk is trending on Twitter and waiting on your feed. But what’d he do this time? Appeal to Twitter Republicans? Run Twitter further into the ground? Post a 4/20 meme? Not quite, though we can’t rule it out of the immediate future. Today, Elon Musk experienced a «rapid unscheduled disassembly,» or in reality’s terms, his rocket exploded.
This morning SpaceX launched its unmanned «Starship» in southern Texas which exploded around four minutes after launch. Good news, nobody was hurt. Bad news, there are concerns about the explosion’s impact on the surrounding environment. Best news, Musk is most certainly fuming right now and Tesla stock is down.
The hashtag «rapid unscheduled disassembly» is quickly becoming a meme on Twitter. The term comes from SpaceX’s official statement describing the explosion as just that. Big props to their PR team. Now we have viral tweets like the «Hindenburg Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly» and jokes about Elon’s rapid unscheduled disassembly of his marriages.
Here’s how Twitter users are reacting to SpaceX, Musk, and the Starship’s explosion: