Elon Musk Praises China's Mars Mission, Takes Another Dig At Rival Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

Tesla Inc. TSLA and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has praised China’s Mars mission while taking another dig at Amazon.com Inc. AMZN founder Jeff Bezos and his space company Blue Origin.

What Happened: Musk agreed with a post on Twitter that noted how impressive the Chinese space agency’s feat was in landing and deploying a rover on Mars in its first attempt.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released a series of new images of its Zhurong rover on Monday, which marked the rover’s 100th day of operation on Mars.

Musk also responded with a “rolling on the floor laughing” emoji when another Twitter user posted a logo of the Reddit forum “r/SueOrigin” and asked who created it. The Reddit forum, intended for discussions on lawsuits related to Blue Origin, was created on Sunday.

See Also: Elon Musk Takes Digs At Blue Origin, Amazon CEO: Jeff Bezos Would Have Been 'On Pluto' If 'Lobbying And Lawyers' Worked

Why It Matters: The longstanding feud between Musk and Bezos, especially as it relates to their competing rocket companies, is well known. Both the billionaires are in a race to make space travel more affordable.

Musk had taken potshots at Bezos last week too, saying Bezos had apparently retired from his position at Amazon to “pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX.”

Earlier this month, the U.S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agreed to temporarily halt work on a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract awarded to SpaceX after Blue Origin sued the agency over the contract.

Price Action: Tesla shares closed almost 2.7% higher in Monday’s trading at $730.91, while Amazon.com shares closed almost 2.2% higher at $3,421.57.

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