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NASA Administrator on Elon Musk: ‘That Was Not Appropriate Behavior’

Jim Bridenstine recently told the SpaceX founder he doesn’t want NASA contractors engaging in questionable behavior.
Source: Mike Blake / Reuters

If Elon Musk wants to launch American astronauts into space, he can’t smoke weed and drink whiskey on a podcast again.

That’s a message from Jim Bridenstine, the NASA administrator, to the founder of SpaceX, which, along with Boeing, is developing transportation systems that would allow the United States to fly NASA astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.

“I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of what to do when’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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