Elon Musk, who is at the top of the podium Joe Rogan, may have prompted NASA to launch an exhaustive security review at SpaceX, one of the companies it hired to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
The review, to begin next year, will look at both Boeing and SpaceX "to ensure that companies meet NASA's requirements for workplace safety, including adherence to a drug-free environment," NASA said in a statement. communicated.
It will include hundreds of interviews with employees and will be "quite invasive," according to a NASA official in an interview with Washington Post.
"As an agency, we are not only conducting ourselves, but also our contractors," said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.
All of this may have originated from a single toke
Two months ago, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk halted the marijuana sector and drank whiskey during a live interview with comedian Joe Rogan.
After this interview, Tesla shares fell more than 6% and a senior executive gave up.
According Washington PostSmoking has "angered" some of NASA's highest levels and has led the agency to closely observe corporate culture.
A spokesman for SpaceX said the company "actively promotes safety in the workplace and we are confident that our comprehensive drug-free workforce and workplace programs exceed all applicable contractual requirements."
Both Boeing and SpaceX have been racing to develop commercial spacecraft.
SpaceX is planning to test Crew Crew's unmanned launch in January and with the crew in June. Boeing is planning the same in March and August, respectively.
But last month NASA said these timelines were too ambitious and could endanger the safety of astronauts.
"The current timelines designed for disengaged and manned test flights for both providers pose a considerable risk and do not seem achievable due to the number of technical issues yet to be resolved, the number of qualification and reliability tests to be met and body of the verification work.should be completed, "said the president of NASA's aerospace safety advisory panel at a recent meeting.
Boeing and SpaceX have to demonstrate that there is no more than a 270 chance of a fatal crash during a flight.
Recreational use of marijuana is legal in California, where SpaceX is based.
Jim Bridenstine of NASA told the Washington Post that "culture and leadership start at the top. Anything that results in any questioning of the safety culture, we need to fix it immediately."