NASA’s latest safety review for the SpaceX seems targeted at the bad boy Elon Musk. Why? Well, because it flaunts a powerful no alcohol, no drugs policy.
Washington Post first reported that the probe would be reviewing anything and everything that could affect safety for SpaceX and Boeing- another firm that’s been hired to eventually take US astronauts to space and back home.
Some sources within the space agency told the paper that this review has been ordered due to Musk’s erratic behavior that we’re all familiar with.
Just in case you don’t know, Musk recently appeared on a podcast where he was filmed smoking weed.
As expected, NASA officials don’t confirm this, but the statement on the reasons for this review really seems to make it clear enough, as they are highlighting all kinds of references for workplace safety, including “the adherence to a drug-free environment.”
It’s pretty strange that the safety review won’t actually examine SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket system, which has launched successfully 18 times so far this year.
Musk had to step down as the chairman of Tesla and pay fines to the SEC
Speaking about Musk and the controversies around the man, just two months ago, he was forced to step down as the chairman of Tesla, his electric car company, and he also had to pay a total of $40million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a settlement over a stock manipulation investigation stemming from a tweet.
And his erratic behavior that has caused some colleagues and investors to express concerns about his health and mental well-being is still on display.
For instance, this week, Musk renamed his planned Mars passenger spacecraft from BFR, the Big Falcon — or F**king — Rocket (depending on the sources), to plain Starship.
Musk is also involved in a fight with “Big Tequila” (Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council) over his plans to market a Teslaquila brand.
Rada attended the courses in the Faculty of Letters, Romanian-English section, and finished the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Theatrical Journalism section, both within the framework of Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Up till now, she reviewed books, movies, and theatre-plays, enjoying subjects from the cultural niche. Her experience in writing also intersects the IT niche, given the fact that she worked as a content editor for firms that produce software for mobile devices. She is collaborating with online advertising agencies, writing articles for several websites and blogs.