- NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told reporters that CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk's consumer week on a podcast "was not a proper behavior."
- Bridenstine said that he "had many conversations" with Musk about the incident and "I will not see this again."
- Bridenstine confirmed that he ordered a safety review of NASA's SpaceX and Boeing contractors after Musk smoke, but said it was always the plan.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters Thursday that Elon Musk smoking herbs to live on the Internet "did not inspire confidence," Atlantic reports.
The Musk SpaceX company is subject to a NASA security review after inhaling cannabis on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast in September.
Now Bridenstine has commented publicly about the incident for the first time. He told a meeting of journalists: "I'll tell you it was not useful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations should take this as an example of what to do when you run an organization that is going to launch American astronauts ".
Bridenstine said he personally ordered the security review of SpaceX and Boeing providers, which was first revealed by The Washington Post. But he stressed that he wanted to do a review of his corporate culture before Musk smoked the weed.
His decision was influenced by tragedies in the history of NASA, including the fire of Apollo 1 in 1967, which killed three astronauts during a test ground and the two disasters of the Space Shuttle in 1986 and 2003.
NASA is launching a SpaceX security review after the smoky illness of Elon Musk live on the Internet
Bridenstine said that a question that always appears is whether the culture at NASA contributed to these accidents. "What was the culture of our contractors, and there were people who raised a red flag that we did not listen to, and ultimately caused this culture to contribute to failure and, in these cases, to the disaster?" He said.
Marina Koren from the Atlantic asked Bridenstine if the live smoking smoking online constituted a red flag. "I think these were not useful," he replied.
Bridenstine also said he had "several conversations" with Musk about his behavior. "I will tell you that you are so committed to security as no one, and he understands that this was not a proper behavior, and you will not see it again," he continued.
Business Insider contacted SpaceX and NASA for comments.
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