Elon Musk’s baby added some cuteness to his SpaceX presentation


Elon Musk held an online SpaceX presentation at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine last Wednesday. The video was to show the developments in Starship, his reusable spacecraft. But the biggest surprise was that Elon showed up with his youngest child, X AE A-Xii, on his lap for the first two minutes of the demonstration. As the video played, or rather, experienced technical difficulties, X took the opportunity to vamp for the camera, giving his own commentary of what we were seeing on the screen. Most of his thoughts consisted of “Caa,” “Oh, and “Hi.” But given he was the only audio at the time, he was adorable and truly fascinated by what he was watching.

Elon Musk is an out-of-this-world father.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 50-year-old entrepreneur, Tesla, and SpaceX founder delivered a virtual presentation at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine with a very special guest in attendance: his son, X AE A-Xii Musk.

As Elon shared the latest developments surrounding SpaceX’s reusable spacecraft, Starship, baby X was all smiles as he happily listened to the presentation while sitting on his dad’s lap.

The 18-month-old, whom Elon welcomed with ex-partner Grimes back in May 2020, cuddled in close as he watched a video segment from his dad’s talk, adorably babbling throughout the entire clip and pointing at the spaceships in the sky with excitement.

When the video ended, X raised his hand in the air and showed off his own presentation skills by joining his dad’s talk and greeting the other attendees, saying: “hi!” He followed up his introduction with a cute little dance, which made Elon laugh.

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I posted the video below. X is on in the beginning and he’s only on for a few minutes. As soon as Musk realized X was lapping him in personality, he had one of his minions cart him off. Fortunately for X, it was a human and not one of Musk’s prototype grocery-shopping robots. Probably because the robot keeps putting the baby back on the wrong shelf.

Two things are prominent in the video: 1) Why the hell can’t SpaceX figure out how to run a video? I don’t have commercial space travel money but if I did, I’d want to know my space travel company could get themselves off mute. 2) X is adorable. I don’t know why Musk trotted him out for this appearance but I’m glad he did because he’s precious. Okay, I have one idea. I think X’s sudden appearance might have had something to do with Musk’s Twitter exchange last week. He got mad at Bernie Sanders – over taxes, of course – and made a nasty comment in which he said, “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.” Everyone sub-tweeted Musk’s reply with some version of “Elon Musk when his kids call.” So while I’m thrilled to see baby X, this does look like a PR cleanse.


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31 Responses to “Elon Musk’s baby added some cuteness to his SpaceX presentation”

  1. Izzy says:

    I wonder how his other kids felt when they saw that.

    • lunchcoma says:

      He’s put his older sons on camera a lot over the years too, so I don’t think the reaction would be jealousy. Musk is a crappy person, but this isn’t actually inconsistent. They might be glad the new kid is taking the job from them or feel bad that he’s getting that kind of spotlight if they felt it was exploitive, or maybe they don’t care.

    • Huma says:

      Why would they mind? He’s an involved father with them too. He always had more than 50% physical custody of them until very recently (they’re currently all in college in California so not travelling to Texas weekly) and he always took them on business trips, brought them to work events, posted them on social media etc like he’s doing here.

      Even at the height of his divorce drama with his ex she was clear he was a very involved, dedicated father.

      He might be an ass in a lot of other ways, but the idea that he’s a deadbeat father comes purely from people blindly assuming he must be an ass in every possible way.

  2. ME says:

    Oh I was expecting an actual baby, that’s a toddler ! I was like “damn he had another baby?”.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    Cute kid, shame about the dad.

  4. L4frimaire says:

    X is such a cute baby. Elon Musk is still a genius, and a tax dodging super villain.

    • L says:

      lord, what? genius? spend 5 minutes scrolling through his twitter feed and it becomes clear too quickly the guy is a cringe-inducing dingdong :)

      • L4Frimaire says:

        Yeah he’s an entitled a-hole and a bad boss, but he’s super smart with the tech stuff. He needs to improve QC on the Tesla’s.

  5. ElleV says:

    An obvious attempt at image rehab when his company is facing a big sexual harassment complaint – he’s gross

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    Cute kid.

    Can someone please help me pronounce that child’s name phonetically?

  7. OriginalLala says:

    He is still a garbage human, trotting out his newest child won’t change that.

    • olliesmom says:

      Using his cute toddler for distraction. Oh, look over here! Look at the cute kid! Don’t look over here to see what garbage I am.

  8. bisynaptic says:

    your daily reminder that elon musk is a terrible human being and shouldn’t have power over the planet.

  9. BeanieBean says:

    Who wants to fly on a rocket ship built by a company that can’t figure out how to make the sound work on a video presentation????
    On the cute kid side of things, that’s what I’ve really enjoyed this past couple of years, the kid interruptions on work calls.

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    It’s AMAZING that Musk is labeled a genius when he hasn’t revolutionized A THANG …not one solitary THANG…not even the rampant sexism & racism that he fosters at his factories…

  11. olliesmom says:

    He only makes boys.

  12. april says:

    X is adorable. Glad we got to see him even though it was probably a publicity stunt.

  13. Estelle says:

    He’s learning to perform for daddy.

    I see hours and hours and hours of therapy coming up.

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