Dmitry Rogozin, the chairman of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, responded to Musk by calling him a “little devil” on Twitter.
“Do not compete with me, you slacker; it would be a waste of time.” “First, overtake my brother,” Rogozin remarked.
Since issuing the challenge, Musk has mentioned it on Twitter multiple times. Musk tweeted a meme of himself using a Boring Company flamethrower with a photoshopped image of a shirtless Putin riding a bear in one of his posts.
Musk wrote, “He can even bring his bear.”
While Musk has made fun of Russian officials on Twitter, he has been a vital part of helping Ukraine during the invasion. Ukrainians were given Starlink internet by SpaceX to alleviate fears that the population might lose access during the conflict.
Musk also cautioned Ukrainians to be cautious when utilising the service because Russian military strikes are likely to target satellite signals.