NASA is to review workplace safety at SpaceX and Boeing, the two companies developing space vehicles to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, after key figure in the companies Elon Musk was seen smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey on a popular US podcast.
Reports are speculating site inspections and interviews of staff.
Demonstration flights of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner capsule were scheduled for 2019, however due to technical snags and the ongoing investigation, that may be upheld.
NASA is yet to comment on the investigations into Musk, however reports are circulating that NASA chiefs are perturbed by Musk’s recent behaviour on the Joe Rogan podcast where he smoked cannabis.
Despite cannabis being legal in the State of California where the podcast was held, NASA has a zero tolerance policy to drugs and alcohol in their workplace environment.
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