Last year, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went to the show hosted by Joe Rogan on YouTube and smoked some weeds . It was a shame, because SpaceX is a US military security clearance contractor and the US government doesn't like marijuana – and in this case, it liked it so much that it spent $ 5 million to show its displeasure.
The US Air Force initially looked as if it did not know what the hell to do about the incident . Later, however, it appeared that senior NASA officials, including administrator Jim Bridenstein were seriously overlooked about Musk's decision to fire on the air. NASA then decided it would require SpaceX, as well as competitor Boeing to undergo an intensive safety audit and cultural review, which he defined as ensuring that "companies meet NASA's workplace safety requirements, including compliance with a drug-free environment. "According to a Politico report on Wednesday SpaceX's $ 5 million review came out on Wednesday, which will go to taxpayer money.
According to Politico, an industry source said NASA had never ordered such a comprehensive safety and culture review until SpaceX and Boeing were confused as to what it was. In addition to interviewing employees at all levels of SpaceX, the review prompted the company to do some Reefer Madness nonsense such as "training its employees and ensuring that they follow strict guidelines for federal contractors prohibiting illicit drug use While SpaceX initially bet $ 5 million on the bill, NASA agreed to reinstate it in an agreement that Politico similarly described as extremely unusual and probably unprecedented.
Although NASA tells Politico that the payment of SpaceX is "standard practice," Boeing has not been reimbursed. , This raises the question of why the company whose CEO started this mess instead paid off. But Boeing may have decided it was not wise to open his mouth to the matter, as he received $ 4.8 billion from NASA as part of a long-delayed sales team program, much more than $ 3.1
Both companies are expected to deliver their replacement to the retired space shuttle by 2017, which has caused NASA to be exhausted and increase the likelihood that the agency will need to purchase additional space at the Roscosmos International Space Station . NASA publicly paired with SpaceX for the delays before hatching the hatch so maybe Boeing concluded that the relatively low $ 5 million was not worth the risk of its own spitting.
The idea of NASA once giving SpaceX preferential treatment to Boeing is simply to provoke a giggle at industries, University of Southern California associate professor and former NASA transition team member Greg Atri told Politico. "Every step of the way Boeing gets more [money] in the program [Commercial Crew development]. Far, far more than $ 5 million. Even discussing $ 5 million in this context is silly. "
In any case, while Musk may have caused this mess, in the end the government decided to release five fats over it. Bridenstein recently tried to downplay all the work, recently told CNBC
"Quite honestly, I think both companies work really responsibly and make sure their cultures are safe," Bridenstein added. "So as we get closer to launching rocket astronauts again, not only NASA has to be safe, but our trading partners have to be safe."
Anyway, Musk can probably build up. " smoking weed on Rogan's Joe Show "on his growing set of things memory of things he made online which he now regrets . At least it doesn't cost him any money this time.