PHILPHOTO: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks to his staff as he announces the world’s first private passenger who plans to fly around the moon aboard SpaceX’s BFR launch car at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, USA, September 17, 2018. REUTERS / Gene Blevins / File Photo
1; US Space Agency NASA said Tuesday that it would review the safety scene at SpaceX and Boeing Co, as the two companies flew up to the astronauts to the International Space Station.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that it would carry out a “cultural evaluation study” of companies, “including compliance with a drug-free environment” before crew flights are scheduled to take place in the coming months.
“We fully expect our commercial partners to meet all the workplace security requirements in implementing our missions,” NASA said in a statement.
NASA did not provide more information about the reasons behind the move, but Washington Post, who first reported it, said that the review led to SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk, who was filmed dricksvisky during a live podcast in September.
SpaceX and Boeing are the two main contractors chosen under NASA’s commercial crew program to send spacecraft to space as early as 2019, with respective Dragon and Starliner spacecraft.
Boeing said in an email it was mission to mission as NASA’s partner while ensuring the integrity, security and quality of its products, people and their working environment.
SpaceX said it actively promotes a safe working environment.
“We are convinced that our extensive drug-free workforce and workplace program exceed all applicable contractual terms,” said SpaceX in a statement sent to Reuters.
Reporting of Joey Roulette in Orlando, Florida and Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing Sriraj Kalluvila and Rosalba Brien
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