Elon Musk pokes fun at Jeff Bezos' new moon lander

The SpaceX CEO took to Twitter to mock the newly unveiled Blue Moon spacecraft.
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an altered picture of Blue Origin's new lunar lander, poking fun at the newly unveiled spacecraft.Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images
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By Arjun Kharpal, CNBC

Elon Musk has poked fun, in a rather crude way, at Jeff Bezos' new spacecraft.

On Thursday, Bezos' space company Blue Origin unveiled its first lunar lander called "Blue Moon."

Elon Musk tweeted a photo of the "Blue Moon" lander with the text altered to say "Blue Balls."@elonmusk

Musk, who is the founder of rival space firm SpaceX, tweeted an altered picture of Blue Moon.

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Instead of reading "Blue Moon" on the side of the spacecraft, the image in the tweet reads "Blue Balls."

Tesla CEO Musk has been widely criticized for his Twitter posts. Thursday's tweet is not the first time he has trolled the Amazon CEO.

Last month, Amazon announced plans to launch more than 3,000 satellites to provide internet to "unserved and underserved communities."

Musk subsequently called Bezos a copycat in a tweet. SpaceX announced its own plans to launch internet satellites in 2018.

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