The delay of the historic SpaceX launch on Wednesday has inspired more than a few memes about the company's CEO, Elon Musk. Shortly before the Crew Dragon spacecraft was going to depart from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the weather forced it to be rescheduled the launch for Saturday. Not long after, some took to Twitter to make light of the news. We all cope in different ways.
The news didn't exactly come out of nowhere, as the weather had already proved to be a concern ahead of the launch. SpaceX even tweeted about their odds of launching on Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center also warned that a tropical disturbance that had reached the Sunshine State over Memorial Day weekend could turn into a tropical depression. This situation turned out to be the case, and the whole thing was called off with only about 17 minutes to go.
It's no secret that space travel is a massive passion project for Musk, as well as a business venture. Though onlookers have often criticized him for his unique fixation on various projects like this, his company has partnered with NASA, which allows for privately-built spacecraft to carry its trained astronauts and lessen its reliance on Russian spacecraft. Musk himself has weighed in on the delay, tweeting out simply "human kind" on Wednesday afternoon. On that note, here are just a handful of memes that the delay inspired.
Elon Musk: SpaceX is gonna make history #LaunchAmerica
The Weather: pic.twitter.com/xN7XJS0ITn— Jackson Lockhart (@_Jack_lockhart) May 27, 2020
Elon Musk having his whole life’s worked delayed due to adverse weather conditions
Farmers: pic.twitter.com/JdKJ8KBKE2— Jacob Reinecker (@jsreinecker) May 27, 2020
Elon Musk, you’ve done it again pic.twitter.com/FNQXaqkRCS— Ryan Perry (@rynprry) May 27, 2020
Imagining Elon musk inspecting the space X rocket one last time before launch & this homie shows up pic.twitter.com/UvD0AEhY2M— Justin🌋Boldaji بلداجي (@justinboldaji) May 27, 2020