NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Feb. 18, and the people of Twitter teased that it had a surprise travel buddy: Ted Cruz. The Texas senator left behind his state that is currently suffering a power crisis amid a bizarre winter storm to jump on a flight to Cancun on Wednesday night, Feb. 17.
But instead of landing in Mexico that night or returning to Texas the next day (his actual plans), Twitter users joked that the Conservative politician was actually catching a ride to outer space.
“Spotted: Ted Cruz deviates from his plans in Cancun to hitch a ride with Perseverance to Mars,” one such Twitter comedian wrote, and included a photo that the Perseverance rover snapped on Mars.
Edited in was Mr. Ted Cruz, rolling his carry-on luggage on the red planet. The photo was actually taken from a picture of Cruz at an airport in Cancun on Feb. 18, before the Republican senator boarded his flight back to the United States.