Nasa didn't explicitly blame its "cultural assessment study" on Musk's joint (or his drinking whiskey), although it did say it would encompass "adherence to a drug-free environment".
Musk's puff of a marijuana blunt during a podcast reportedly has prompted a safety review of SpaceX by NASA.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told The Post that it's important the public has confidence in the companies NASA contracts as suppliers, especially since SpaceX and Boeing are gearing up for their first flights with astronauts aboard.
SpaceX and Boeing each have contracts with NASA to ferry astronauts to and from the space station. Bridenstein said. "As an agency we're not just leading ourselves, but our contractors, as well". Now, four years later, SpaceX is at the forefront of re-usable, cost-effective rocket technology and may even beat NASA when it comes to bringing humans to the Red Planet. "Anything that would result in some questioning the culture of safety, we need to fix immediately". It also noted progress on the part of both companies. "Our commitment has always been to provide NASA and those crews the highest level of mission assurance", he said in an August statement.
SpaceX, meanwhile, reiterated in a statement to the newspaper that "human spaceflight is the core mission of our company". SpaceX grabbed $2.6 billion from NASA for the program, while the remainder went to Boeing.
Now, NASA is planning to review the workplace culture of Musk's other darling, SpaceX, because some senior NASA officials didn't like the look of Musk indulging in the devil's lettuce.
"Is the culture reflective of an environment that builds quality spacecraft", Gerstenmaier said.
Both companies claim they will launch uncrewed flights of their new rockets early next year and crewed flights later in the year. "Current projected schedules for uncrewed and crewed test flights for both providers have considerable risk and do not appear achievable", said Patricia Sanders, chair of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), of the commercial crew program during an October 11 meeting of the committee. "If they see something, they'll take action".
The most recentSoyuz crew launch toward the ISS, on October 11, had to be aborted after the rocket experienced problems about 2 minutes into flight.
Business Insider contacted NASA, SpaceX, and Boeing for comment.
SpaceX also is having problems with its parachute system.
The 75-year-old Casino star and his 63-year-old wife Grace Hightower "are no longer living together" according to Page Six . Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and his wife of more than 20 years have separated, media reports said on Tuesday.
LG is offering the deal in the United States for $199 this Black Friday (that's more like it!) before it goes up to $299. The 20W speakers with Meridian technology are "the most powerful offered in a smart speaker", according to LG .
A male is in life-threatening condition following last night's brawl at the Pusha-T show at Danforth Music Hall, police say. Danforth Avenue was blocked from Broadview Avenue to Playter Boulevard as police investigate, but it has since reopened.
Some 11 million people tuned in for the first episode - up 700,000 on a year ago , according to overnight ratings. Holly is temporarily co-hosting the popular reality show while Ant McPartlin takes a break from TV commitments.
Android users have been able to use the "OK Google" hotword to launch Google Assistant for a while now. You'll still need to say "Hey Siri, Okay Google", but it nonetheless represents a big step forward.
Amazon has combined with Microsoft's Skype to allow calls to be made on all its devices that use Alexa. Amazon's older Echo Spot had video calling capabilities, but it only worked between Spot devices .
A few days ago, Tumblr noticed that the popular social app was suddenly missing from the iOS App Store . Tumblr is a microblogging social networking website where users post "tumblelog" or short blog posts .
She has worn a bunch of jasmine flowers on her hair. "As per Konkani tradition, the bride's sari is gifted to her by her mother". Now that we've seen this picture, we know that their Mumbai reception outfits will also be nothing less than a royal affair.
But then he tried again two days later. "He left the dingy midway and took a canoe all by himself to the island", sources said. The tourist has been identified as John Allen Chau. "A murder case has been registered", one of the officers told Reuters .
Valve Discontinues Steam Link Streaming Box
Instead, focus will be shifting to the Steam Link app, which is now available on Android and some Smart TVs. Valve has officially sold out of Steam Link boxes in Europe and is close to being sold out in the US.
Yet Another Pixel 3 Flaw Emerges
The Google Pixel 3 Lite smartphone is said to come with a 5.56-inch IPS display with 2220x1080 pixels resolution. People are reporting camera error messages and their phones failing to launch the highly-touted camera .
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Limiting Asylum
At least 107 people have been detained for claiming asylum outside of official crossing points since the order came into effect. US President Donald Trump talks to the press as he leaves the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2018.