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SPACE RACE takes hit after Elon Musk filmed smoking weed while launching NASA review | World | News

NASA has hired Mr. Musk’s company to transport astronauts to the International Space Station, but is reportedly having second thoughts following the tech giant’s behavior during the “Joe Rogan Experience” in September, according to the Washington Post. In the video, the South African American can be seen sharing a joint with his host and sipping whiskey. After host Joe Rogan turns on the blunt, Mr. Musk looks quizzical.

He asks: “So, is it a joint or is it a cigar?” »

Mr. Rogan explains: “No, it’s marijuana in the tobacco. »

Mr. Musk, intrigued, clarified: “So it’s like tobacco in a chic pot.

“Yeah, I think I tried one once.”

His host scoffs, saying, “Oh, come on man.

“You probably can’t do it because of the shareholders, right? »

The business magnet responds, “I mean, it’s legal, right?

After being assured that this is the case, Mr. Musk has a big puff and continues to appear intrigued and confused.

When Mr. Rogan asks “do people get mad at you if you do certain things?” “, he receives no response and the two quickly change the subject.

The review, expected to begin next year, will look at “anything that could impact safety,” a NASA associate administrator told the Post.

A NASA spokesperson declined to comment to the Post on why it decided to launch the review, but said it would “ensure that companies meet NASA’s on-site safety requirements.” work, including respect for a drug-free environment.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that “culture and leadership start at the top.”

He continued: “If I see something inappropriate, the main concern for me is what the culture is that led to that inappropriateness and whether NASA is involved in this.

“As an agency, we not only limit ourselves, but also our contractors. We need to show the American public that when we put an astronaut in a rocket, they will be safe.”

SpaceX is preparing to carry out its first flights with astronauts outside the United States.


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