The agency convinced him with nearly seven billion reasons.
Remember this time that Elon Musk appeared on the show The Joe Rogan Experience accidentally smoking herb? because NASA found out this and apparently they are not at all happy.
While the space agency has nothing against the increasingly legal use of drugs; It does seem to worry about how it can affect the security of its operations that one of its main contractors encourages the consumption of substances that distort the senses.
It is not that Elon Musk will go up to drive a rocket after smoking marijuana. But its employees yes. so Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator spoke on the subject; and emphasized that Musk will not do this in public again:
I will tell you (his behavior) was not useful and that he did not inspire confidence; And the leaders of these organizations should take this as an example of what to do. Especially when they run an organization that will launch American astronauts into space.
I will tell you that he is so committed to security as any; and understand that this was not the appropriate behavior, and will not see it again.
Bridenstine said that we will no longer see Elon Musk drinking alcohol or smoking grass in public. Everything while your company SpaceX and Boeing They collaborate on the project of getting manned flights to civilians in space.
All this together represents a contract of USD $ 6,800 million. So anyone in Musk's situation would have ceded.