Biden wishes: Elon Musk on SpaceX's moon trip
US President Joe Biden has wished Elon Musk the best of luck on his journey to the Moon.
The Tesla CEO expressed a super bad feeling about the economy and decided to cut 10 percent of his workforce.
When asked about Musk's pessimistic attitude toward the economy during a press briefing at the White House late Friday,
Biden replied, "Many best wishes on his trip to the Moon."
Musk tweeted, "Thank you Mr President!
NASA last year selected Musk-run SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial manned lander that will take the next two American astronauts safely to the lunar surface.
SpaceX's powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey into lunar orbit.
There, the two crew members will transfer to the SpaceX Human Landing System (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the surface of the Moon.
After about a week of exploring the surface,
they will board the lander for their short journey into orbit where they will return to Orion and their partners before heading back to Earth.
NASA gave SpaceX $2.9 billion for the project and the company plans to make the first Artemis landing in early 2025.
Meanwhile, Musk is reportedly planning to lay off 10 percent of Tesla's workforce,
as well as stop hiring people amid global macroeconomic conditions like stalled Twitter deals,
chip shortages, rising inflation and high interest rates. are stopping.
Tesla has about 1 million employees worldwide, and Musk cited his super bad feeling about the economy as the reason for shrinking the workforce.