- NASA mentor Jim Bridenstein told reporters that SpaceX president Elon Musk had bought a week on the podcast "was not the appropriate behavior."
- Bridensteen said that he had "a lot of talk" with Mouss about the incident, and "you will no longer see it."
- Briddenstine confirmed that he ordered a safety review of NASA SpaceX and Boeing contractors after Musk smoked, but said it was always a plan.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstein told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk smoked weeds living on the Internet, “didn’t inspire confidence,” reports The Atlantic.
Musk SpaceX undergoes a NASA safety analysis after inhaling cannabis in a Joe Rogan podcast in September.
Now, for the first time, Brydenstein commented publicly on the incident. He said at a meeting of journalists: "I will tell you that this did not help, and it did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations should take this as an example of what to do when you are heading an organization that is about to launch American astronauts."
Bridenstein said that he personally ordered a review of the security of SpaceX and Boeing suppliers, which was first shown by The Washington Post. But he stressed that he needed a review of his corporate culture before Musk smoked weed.
His decision affected tragedies in the history of NASA, including the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, which killed three astronauts during a ground test and two space shuttle accidents in 1986 and 2003.
NASA launches SpaceX security review after Elon Musk smoked weeds online
Bridenstein said that the question always arises whether the culture at NASA contributed to these accidents. “What was the culture of our contractors, and were there people who raised the red flag, which we did not listen to, and ultimately this culture contributed to the failure and in these cases there was a catastrophe?” He said.
Marina Koren from the Atlantic asked Bridenstein if the musk in charge of the live weeds was a red flag. “I think it did not help,” he replied.
Bridenstein also said that he had "a lot of talk" with Musk about his behavior. “I’ll tell you, he’s as secure as everyone’s, and he understands that this is not appropriate behavior and you’ll not see it anymore,” he continued.
Business Insider has contacted SpaceX and NASA for comments.
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