NASA is reportedly launching a safety review of Elon Musk’s SpaceX after the CEO smoked marijuana live on an online podcast.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the agency will investigate SpaceX and Boeing, the two private companies it has hired to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
Three NASA officials with knowledge of the investigation told the Post that the proposed months-long probe was ordered after Musk’s behavior on the “Joe Rogan Experience.”
In an episode of the comedian’s podcast in September, the 47-year-old Tesla and SpaceX CEO smoked marijuana and drank whiskey.
A spokesman for NASA told the Post in a statement that the review will “ensure the companies are meeting NASA’s requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment,” but declined to say what prompted the review. – READ MORE