SpaceX trip to Moon: Joe Biden wishes Elon Musk 'lots of luck'

US President Joe Biden has wished Elon Musk "lots of luck" for his trip to the Moon 

as the Tesla CEO expressed "super bad feeling" about the economy and decided to cut its workforce by 10 per cent.

"Thanks Mr President!" tweeted Musk, who has criticised Biden several times in the past 

and had recently announced to vote for the Republicans in November's mid-term elections. 

SpaceX's powerful Space Launch System rocket will launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit 

NASA awarded SpaceX $2.9 billion for the project and the company plans to conduct the first Artemis landing as early as 2025. 

Meanwhile, Musk is reportedly planning to axe 10 per cent of Tesla staff