Elon Musk uses SpaceX to pull off April Fools’ Day rant on aliens

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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may not be the best comedian among tech moguls, but he’s pretty good at making fun of himself.

That’s why it surprised no one on Saturday when he tweeted out a couple of April Fools’ Day space travel rants that included one of his favorite topics: alien life!

“Technology breakthrough: turns out chemtrails are actually a message from time-traveling aliens describing the secret of teleportation,” writes Musk, taking on the crazed, head-in-outer-space billionaire persona some have accused him of adopting since his SpaceX successes.

But it doesn’t end there. In addition to chemtrails (a favorite topic among conspiracy theorists), Musk brings his company into the attempt at Fools’ Day humor.

“Why did we waste so much time developing silly rockets? Damn you, aliens!” Musk wrote. “So obtuse! You have all this crazy tech, but can’t speak English!?”

See for yourself below:

Ok, it’s not the funniest space humor, but he’s trying. Give the guy some credit. And hey, if you promise to create reusable space rockets and actually pull it off, you’re allowed to crack a few corny jokes at your own expense every now and then.

Musk’s company made history this week by relaunching a previously flown Falcon 9 booster and then landing it back on Earth.

Years ago, video of such a feat might have been mistaken for a prank, but Musk made it real. So we’ll take the bad jokes if it means more tech and science breakthroughs, thank you.

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