Elon Musk, who was highly praised by Joe Rogan's podcast, may have resulted in NASA issuing a comprehensive safety review of SpaceX, one of the companies he hires to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
The review, which is due to start next year, will be reviewed at both Boeing and SpaceX, “so that companies meet NASA safety requirements at the workplace, including adherence to a non-prescription environment,” NASA said in a statement.
According to a NASA spokesman, hundreds of employee interviews will be conducted during interviews with representatives of NASA and will be “quite invasive” Washington post,
“As an agency, we are not just behaving, but our contractors,” said NASA administrator Jim Brydenstein.
All this could happen from one toke
Two months ago, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, dragged a joint of marijuana and drank whiskey during a streaming interview with comedian Joe Rogan.
After this interview, Tesla shares fell by more than 6 percent, and the senior executive director left.
According to Washington post, cradling smokers, some NASA top notch and prompted the agency to carefully study the culture of the companies.
A SpaceX spokesman said that the company “actively promotes safety in the workplace, and we are confident that our comprehensive employment and workplace programs exceed all applicable contractual requirements.”
Both Boeing and SpaceX are involved in the development of commercial spacecraft.
SpaceX plans to test the launch of the Dragon-free crew in January and with the crew in June. Boeing plans the same in March and August, respectively.
But last month, NASA said that this timeframe is too ambitious and could jeopardize the safety of astronauts.
“The current predicted failure schedules and test flight crews for both suppliers have significant risk and do not seem feasible given the number of technical issues that have yet to be resolved, the number of proficiency and reliability checks to be performed and the inspection body to be completed” – said at a recent meeting, the chairman of the NASA Aerospace Advisory Group.
Boeing and SpaceX must demonstrate that there is no more than one chance in case of a crash during a flight.
Recreational use of marijuana is legal in California, where SpaceX is based.
Jim Bridenstein of NASA told Washington post that “culture and leadership begin at the top. Something that could lead to some question about the culture of security, we must immediately correct. "