While many nations are sending technology and now people into space, none appear to be anywhere close to America's capability to get people to the moon.
The Vermont senator said access to food and health care in the U.S. were more urgent matters than space travel.
Under the agreement, SpaceX will use thrusters aboard the satellites to make sure they stay out of the way of NASA's space assets.
The rocket firm regularly launches self-landing rockets today, but in its early days the company's survival hinged on one last-ditch effort.
SpaceX is planning to deploy tens of thousands of Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit.
The rocket left an eerie blue glow that confused onlookers and could be seen across multiple states.
The unorthodox landing method would not have ended up saving much weight but would probably have worked, the SpaceX boss said.
The Space Launch System is going to take humans to the moon once more as the most powerful rocket ever built, but there have been concerns about its cost.
In another tweet seemingly referencing the Starship mission, that ultimately aims to send humans to distance planets, Musk commented: "Cybervikings of Mars."
Elon Musk plans to use the Starship rockets to ferry people to the Moon and Mars.
The prototype rocket's test flight on Wednesday was praised as a success, despite its fiery conclusion.
The Elon Musk-led company's rocketship, Falcon 9, was set to blast off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but suffered a setback at T-minus one minute and 24 seconds.
Wild theories, some tongue-in cheek, suggested there was a deeper meaning in Musk's post, often ignoring its well-documented ties to science fiction literature.
The billionaire technologist, who has long envisioned human travel to the red planet, made the comment on Twitter after NASA posted a video showing its team members celebrating the touchdown.
"We've just got to work on that landing a little bit," SpaceX announcer John Insprucker said during a livestream of the Starship test flight.
The four-person crew, onboard a Dragon spacecraft, will move across a low earth orbit on a multi-day flight that will "eclipse more than 90 percent of the earth's population."
The messaging platform temporarily took down the server used by the Reddit community of amateur investors that is shaking up Wall Street by rallying behind companies such as GameStop.
SpaceX is set to launch its 17th Starlink mission and its first of the year—sending 60 satellites into orbit.
Elon Musk's company is sending the spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Despite the hard landing, the launch of its latest prototype SN8 was a success, giving SpaceX useful data and letting it test some critical flight maneuvers.
SpaceX rocket Starship SN8 achieved rose 40,000 feet into the sky on Wednesday before exploding upon landing in Texas.
The billionaire tech CEO said: "California has been winning for a long time. I think they are taking it for granted a little bit."
For the first time, a version of the Starship spacecraft will be tested with multiple Raptor engines, and launched significantly higher as a result.
The SpaceX chief executive had claimed "something bogus" was happening because he had received both positive and negative test results after taking four rapid antigen tests in one day.
One user shared an image of cars waiting for coronavirus tests about 25 minutes away from SpaceX HQ and called Musk out for getting four tests in a day.
The wealth of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk skyrocketed 277 percent from March to October. Meanwhile, almost 62 million Americans lost work between March 21 and September 19.
"What a difference high-speed internet can make. Our children can participate in remote learning, residents can access healthcare," the Hoh tribe tweeted after getting a high-speed connection.
"Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern U.S.," Elon Musk said on Twitter after the launch from Florida today.
The Russian space agency revealed its new reusable rocket project this week, which was broadly similar to SpaceX's Falcon 9 and forecast to start launches in 2026.