To say that Elon Musk is a man with unique ideas would be an understatement. The tech billionaire is known for his interest in Space explorations and his active efforts to achieve his plans for them. The Tesla and SpaceX founder created a buzz on social media on Monday when he tweeted a clip from the film the 1984 film, The Karate Kid. The clip that Mr Musk shared features one of the characters from the film trying to catch a fly with a pair of chopsticks. It was, in fact, the tweet accompanying the clip that piqued the interest of his followers.
He wrote, “SpaceX will try to catch largest ever flying object with robot chopsticks.” Keeping it real with his followers, Mr Musk wrote, “Success is not guaranteed, but excitement is!” The clip shows a man trying to catch a fly with chosticks.
The “chopsticks” that the billionaire is referring to, is a part of the new launch tower that has been designed to catch first stage boosters after they come back to Earth. The mechanical arms that will be fixed to the main tower will be aimed at servicing and catching SpaceX’s Starships and Super Heavy boosters. Nearly two months after work on the mechanical arm started, SpaceX has installed the first of those three arms on the exterior of the launch tower fondly named by Mr Musk as ‘Mechazilla.’
He followed the first tweet with a rather cryptic and short second tweet that said, “Stage zero.”
Followers of Mr Musk was elated by the news and flooded the micro-blogging platform with positive responses. Reacting to the news, one follower said, “I trust them.”
Another user said, “The fact that Elon Musk talks and accepts failures so openly, is a game-changer,” adding that he was changing the course of all the “boardroom, bedroom conversations.”