This is the word of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. whose agency works with SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
"I will tell you that this was not helpful and did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations must take this as an example of what to do when you run an organization that will launch American astronauts," said Bridenstine on Thursday at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC.
Bridenstine went on to say that Musk "as well as anyone else is committed to safety" understands that this was not appropriate behavior and you will not see it again, "reads a report in the Atlantic Meeting.  Commenting on Musk's appearance in the Joe Rogan Experience podcast in September, whereMusk's appearance on the program did not go well with NASA's highest officials Earlier this month by SpaceX and Boeing.
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Bridenstine said on Thursday that he had reviewed p It was ordinarily ruled a decision that was influenced by tragedies in the history of NASA, including the fire of Apollo I, which killed three astronauts on a launch pad in 1967, and the Space Shuttle disasters involving a total of 14 people.
"Every single one of these accidents had a number of complications Of course, the technological piece was a big chunk of it. [But] The other question that always came up was: what was the culture of NASA?" Bridenstine told reporters. "What was the culture of our contractors, and were there people who raised a red flag that we did not hear about, and that culture ultimately contributed to failure and, in these cases, to catastrophe?"
Representatives for Musk and SpaceX did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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