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Elon Musk won’t smoke weed in public again: NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 December 2018, 08:07 AM
I will tell you, he is as committed to safety as anybody, and he understands that was not appropriate behaviour, says Jim Bridenstine (Photo: File)
I will tell you, he is as committed to safety as anybody, and he understands that was not appropriate behaviour, says Jim Bridenstine (Photo: File)

SpaceX founder Elon Musk will not be smoking weed in public again, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. “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 during a meeting with reporters, according to The Atlantic. 

I have spoken with Musk. We have had a number of conversations and he does not want NASA contractors to be engaged in a questionable behaviour, Bridenstine said.
 
"I will tell you, he is as committed to safety as anybody, and he understands that was not appropriate behaviour, and you won't be seeing that again," Bridenstine told reporters at NASA headquarters in Washington on Thursday. 

SpaceX — which was founded by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space travel costs and enabling the human colonization of Mars in a statement said, “actively promotes workplace safety, and we are confident that our comprehensive drug-free workforce and workplace programs exceed all applicable contractual requirements.”

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NASA along with Musk's SpaceX and Boeing is developing transportation systems that would allow the US to fly astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. 

On Thursday, Bridenstine said he personally ordered the reviews. 

He attributed his decision to several tragedies in NASA history, including the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, when three astronauts were killed during a ground test, and the two space-shuttle disasters (Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003), which together killed 14 people. 

A spokesperson for SpaceX declined to comment on Bridenstine's remarks, the report said. 

Who is Elon Musk?

  1. Elon is a South African by birth, he moved to Canada and the United States for college and became an American citizen at the age of 31.
  2. In 1984, 12-year-old Musk published the source code for his video game Blastar in PC and Office Technology magazine, under the name E. R. Musk. He received US dollar 500 for his efforts.
  3. During college, he ran a nightclub out of his house in order to pay the rent.
  4. Musk quit his Ph.D. after two days at Stanford University in order to start Zip2, an online city directory.
  5. In early 2000’s his main focus was to work on online money transfer website ‘Paypal’.
  6. In September 2000, he gets ousted as CEO from ‘Paypal’ while he is on honeymoon. He almost died of malaria in this vacation.
  7. Musk has an appearance in an episode of the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
  8. In 2001, Musk planned to grow plants on Mars. He later announced his “Mars Oasis” project.
  9. Elon Musk is a huge ‘Star Wars’ fan, his Falcon rockets are named after the movie franchise’s Millennium Falcon.
  10. He is famously obsessed with colonising Mars, reportedly hoping to send 80,000 people to the planet for US dollar 500,000 per trip.
First Published: Sunday, December 02, 2018 07:48 AM
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