'We are tiny': Musk ribs Nasa's Earth-Jupiter tweet

We are tiny: Musk ribs Nasas Earth-Jupiter tweet
Two Earths can fit into Jupiter's Great Red Spot, which is actually a powerful, centuries-old storm in the giant planet.

Washington - Tesla CEO's other company, SpaceX, readying to work with Kennedy Space Center to advance technology


Published: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 7:27 PM

Last updated: Sun 4 Aug 2019, 9:29 PM

Replying to Nasa's tweet about Jupiter's massive size compared to Earth, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, which has partnered with the space agency for its Artemis mission, said: "We are tiny".
The US-based agency tweeted: "Did you know that two Earths could fit inside Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot? The powerful storm is one of many colourful features we see in this image captured by our @NASAJuno spacecraft and processed by #CitizenScientist Kevin M. Gill."
Aiming to land humans on the lunar surface by 2024, Nasa has selected 13 firms - including Blue Origin of Jeff Bezos and SpaceX of Elon Musk - to develop space technologies for its Artemis mission.
To facilitate the mission, Nasa centres would partner with the companies - ranging from small businesses with fewer than a dozen employees to large aero-space organisations - to provide expertise, facilities, hardware and software at no cost, the agency had earlier said.
"We've identified technology areas NAsa needs for future missions, and these public-private partnerships will accelerate their development so we can implement them faster," said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of Nasa's Space Technology Mission Directorate.
SpaceX is readying up to work with Nasa's Kennedy Space Center to advance their technology to vertically land large rockets on the moon.

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