A New High: Elon Musk’s Historic Launch on 420


A New High: Elon Musk’s Historic Launch on 420

A Look at Elon Musk's Fascination with 420 and the Launch of Starship

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Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur, has given cannabis fans a new reason to celebrate April 20, aka 420. The whimsical billionaire and SpaceX, his rocket and satellite company, plan to make the first orbital flight of Starship, the rocket with which Musk wants to conquer Mars, on that day. In this article, we will explore whether this is a coincidence or just good planning, and what message Musk is trying to send to stoners.

The Launch of Starship on April 20th

SpaceX plans to make the first orbital flight of Starship, the most powerful rocket in the world, on April 20, which is known as “Weed Day” or a holiday for pot lovers. The launch will take place from Starbase in Texas, and the 62-minute launch window opens at 8:28 a.m. CT and closes at 9:30 a.m. CT. Musk goes so far as to suggest that the fact that SpaceX has to make this crucial flight on April 20 is fate.

Musk’s Use of 420 in Other Deals

Musk plans to remove the Blue Badge from anyone who received it for free from Twitter 1.0 and refuses to subscribe to Blue, the Twitter 2.0 subscription service. He has been the owner of Twitter since last October, after paying $44 billion. By scheduling two important events for two of his companies on April 20, Musk sends a message of support to stoners. Marijuana is being legalized in different states across the country, after decades of being banned.

Musk’s References to Cannabis

This isn’t the first time the world’s most influential CEO used references to cannabis. Last February, he tweeted 420 to the delight of weed’s fans across the world. The three numbers are a rallying code for marijuana enthusiasts. April 20 or 4/20 is indeed known to be “Weed Day” or practically a holiday for pot lovers. Smoking weed on April 20, preferably at 4:20 a.m. or p.m., has become something of a custom for cannabis lovers.

It turns out that the tradition began in 1971 with a group of teenagers known as the Waldos, who grew up in Marin County, Calif., according to several reports. They were called the Waldos because they liked to hang out leaning against a wall and smoke pot at 4:20 p.m. each day. This “wall” was not far from San Rafael High School. Since then, the famous number 420 has been used for various reasons, even in movies. A number of clocks in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” film were set to 4:20.


Elon Musk’s decision to schedule the first orbital flight of Starship on April 20 has sparked a lot of interest from the media and cannabis enthusiasts alike. While some may see it as a coincidence, others believe that Musk is sending a message of support to stoners. Whether it’s good planning or fate, the launch of Starship on 420 is definitely something that will go down in history.