Indian guy mocks China’s rocket launch failure; Elon Musk gave him an epic reply

However, the smartypants in question did not take the generous offering by Musk — his knowledge and humility. Instead, he went on to create a Twitter moment claiming how he was "cyber-bullied by Elon Musk"!

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2017 5:56 pm
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Launching a satellite is no cakewalk and requires great research and knowledge, not to mention the amount of hard work, time and dedication scores of people put in such magnum opus projects. And if something fails or some glitch arises everything may fall apart in a few seconds. Something similar happened when due to an anomaly China’s latest rocket launch failed, shattering the country’s dream to launch an extremely heavy 7.5-tonne experimental communications satellite into orbit.

There is no denying the amount of work by thousands that is put in for a launch such as this, not to forget the labour of love, but very few would be able to truly understand the pain that failure of such a project could inflict. And Tesla man and Space X CEO, Elon Musk is one of them, which is probably why he tweeted on Sunday, “I know how painful that is to the people who designed & built it.” Musk shared the news on his Twitter timeline with the sorry message.

Now, taking jibes about ‘Made in China’ things is something most of us are often guilty of, primarily because of the ‘short life’ associated with China-produced goods that are available in the market. Well, something similar happened when an Indian guy mocked China in a replied to Musk’s tweet saying, “Well what else can you expect from Made in China things😂😂”.

What happened next should be a lesson in troll-handling 101, and why even trolls should get their facts straight before targeting people. What seemed like a crude desi joke that we often make in our everyday life, certainly did not go down well with Musk. The South African-born Canadian-American business tycoon and inventor reminded the troll that almost every the phone including the hi-tech iPhones and even many Android ones are manufactured in China. Check, mate!

Musk wrote: “Actually, China manufacturing quality is excellent. Among other things, that’s where iPhones, many Android phones & most laptops are made.”

Many applauded Musk and even praised him for being humble.

However, the smartypants in question did not take the generous offering by Musk, his knowledge and humility. Instead, he went on to tweet claiming how he was “cyber-bullied by Elon Musk”!

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  1. N
    Jul 11, 2017 at 2:25 am
    The Chinese EXPRESS
    1. A
      Jul 6, 2017 at 2:38 am
      Yes I agree to this. A lot of hard work is required and a failure is supposed to b a heart ache. The scientist may have been really disappointed. But the truth still remains the same, " China is a land of immitation and not innovation. Immitation will have it limitation which China is facing now. And there other areas too where China faces this challenge. No matter how big an economy you create with immitation, originally cannot be dismissed, innovation cannot be replaced Vhina just started getting the taste.
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        Philip EP
        Jul 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm
        Why didn't someone remind Elon Musk that the I phones were designed by American entrepreneurs.. China can make items designed by western designers cheap.. then they know how to copy.. then they steal designs from America and western nations.. That's all China can do and still does. Elon Musk knows it but is being diplomatic since he plans to do business with China.. So that is the reason for his complacent at ude..
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          Ranjeet Rain
          Jul 5, 2017 at 7:36 pm
          Why is this on Indian express? Chinese people as well as several other nationalities (some very easy to guess names there) as well keep waiting for smallest of failures of India and have a field day mocking India, Indian talent, Indian infrastructure, Indian everything to their hearts content. Does IE publish articles on that? IE needs to be wiser in choosing content it publishes.
          1. B
            Jul 9, 2017 at 1:07 am
            Well said.
          2. A
            Jul 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm
            What Elon Musk is telling you is that India needs to invest itself and setup Electric Car company. We should set the goal for a prototype of an expensive car and than build one which can be used by common people. We always aim lower that's why we never hit the target. This is a valid criticism and something which should help Indian at ude towards its country and its growth. Growth is not an illusion, not someone else's dream which I can also see, it is my own dream that brings fruits into other people's life. I take that risk and my country grows with that risk. I can fail, but its worth the try.
            1. A
              Jul 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm
              Why cannot we work with an and Israel to build Lithium batteries for driving cars in India? Why is Government of India encouraging anese company to sell electric cars and then build the technology by removing any local manufacturing condition for first 2 years followed by lower custom duty. Let us race towards building an Indo anese Electric Car
              1. A
                Jul 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm
                Let us use our market to build Electric Cars, they are the next big thing with Autonomous cars. An Autonomous car built and tested on Indian Road will work anywhere in the World considering the traffic environment we have.
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              Pais Hilary
              Jul 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm
              No dearth of mentally deficient.
              1. K
                Jul 5, 2017 at 10:53 pm
                Well said
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