NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk smokes weeds live on the internet "did not inspire…
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk smokes weeds live on the internet “did not inspire confidence,” reports the Atlantic.
Muscle company SpaceX is subject to a NASA security review after inhaling cannabis on the lively podcast Joe Rogan Experience in September.
Now Bridenstine has commented publicly on the event for the first time. He told a meeting with reporters: “I will tell you that it was not helpful and it did not inspire confidence and the leaders of these organizations must take it as an example of what to do when leading an organization to launch the American astronauts . “
Bridenstine said that he personally ordered the security review for the suppliers SpaceX and Boeing, first terminated by The Washington Post. But he stressed that he wanted a review of the corporate culture before Musk smoked grass.
His decision was influenced by tragedies in NASA’s history, including the Apollo 1
fire in 1967, which killed three astronauts during a ground test and the two spacecraft accidents in 1986 and 2003.
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Bridenstine said that a question that always comes up is whether the culture on NASA contributed to these accidents. “What was the culture of our entrepreneurs, and were people who raised a red flag that we did not listen to, and ultimately did that culture contribute to the failure and, if so, to disaster?” he said.
The Atlantic Marina Koren asked Bridenstine whether Musk Smoking Weed lived online was a red flag. “I think they were not helpful,” he replied.
Bridenstine also said that he had “a number of conversations” with Musk about his behavior. “I will tell him that he is as safe as someone, and he understands that it is inappropriate behavior, and you will not see it again,” he continued.
Business Insider contacted SpaceX and NASA for comment.