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Elon Musk roasted by NASA for smoking weed live on the internet



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  • NASA boss Jim Bridenstine has told reporters that
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smoking week on a podcast “was not
    appropriate behavior.”
  • Bridenstine said he’s had “a number of conversations”
    with Musk about the incident, and “you won’t be seeing that
  • Bridenstine confirmed he has ordered a safety review of
    NASA’s contractors SpaceX and Boeing after Musk smoked, but
    said that was always the plan.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday
Elon Musk smoking weed live on the internet
“did not inspire
The Atlantic reports

Musk’s company SpaceX is subject to a NASA safety review after he
inhaled cannabis on the livestreamed “Joe Rogan Experience”
podcast in September.

Now Bridenstine has commented publicly on the incident for the
first time. He told a meeting of reporters: “I will tell you that
was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the
leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of
what to do when you lead an organization that’s going to launch
American astronauts.”

Bridenstine said he personally ordered the safety review into
suppliers SpaceX and Boeing, which was first revealed by The
Washington Post.
But he stressed that he wanted a review of
their corporate culture before Musk smoked weed.

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 Space Shuttle
disasters in 1986 and 2003.

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NASA is launching a safety review of SpaceX after Elon Musk
smoked weed live on the internet

Bridenstine said a question that always comes up is whether the
culture at NASA contributed to those accidents. “What was the
culture of our contractors, and were there people that were
raising a red flag that we didn’t listen to, and ultimately did
that culture contribute to the failure and, in those cases, to
disaster?” he said.

The Atlantic’s Marina Koren asked Bridenstine whether Musk
smoking weed live online constituted a red flag. “I think those
were not helpful,” he responded.

Bridenstine also said he’s had “a number of conversations” with
Musk about his behavior. “I will tell you, he is as committed to
safety as anybody, and he understands that that was not
appropriate behavior, and you won’t be seeing that again,” he

Business Insider contacted SpaceX and NASA for comment.

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