Now, Nasa says it will review the workplace safety culture at two companies, including Musk's SpaceX, that were chosen to fly astronauts.
The review was prompted by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk after he puffed on a joint and drank whiskey during an online podcast with Joe Rogan in September, according to three officials familiar with the probe.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry through a public-private partnership to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil for the first time since 2011.
NASA's program established to help commercial companies deliver astronauts to the ISS, known as Commercial Crew, also selectedBoeing as part of its $6.8 billion first round.
SpaceX said in a statement that it took seriously its responsibility to carry NASA astronauts to the ISS and that its engineers had worked side by side with NASA for years to develop its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule.
For SpaceX's crewed test flight, NASA assigned Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both members of several Endeavour and Atlantis missions. Bridenstine said. "As an agency, we're not just leading ourselves, but our contractors as well".
The company "ensures the integrity, safety and quality of our products, our people and their work environment".
Devin Lima: Singer with USA boy band LFO dies at 41 The band broke up in 2010 following Cronin's death, but Lima and Fischetti reunited as a two-piece incarnation of LFO in 2017. The lead singer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and suffered a fatal stroke five years later related to the disease.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the firm wants to ensure that the public has faith in its programme to fly ordinary human beings into space.
We now know when SpaceX's new astronaut taxi will head to orbit for the first time.
In a statement, SpaceXtold Business Insider: "Human spaceflight is the core mission of our company".
NASA did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
SpaceX also is having problems with its parachute system.
Those technical issues are separate from the safety review. Pad abort tests will follow, and in August 2019 the first crewed mission of Boeing's capsule is scheduled. The first crewed test flight of the capsule, known as Demo-2, is now targeted for June 2019; an in-flight "abort test" that proves out Crew Dragon's emergency-escape systems will take place between the two demonstration missions, NASA officials said in today's update.
According to the NASA official, the process could be "pretty invasive" with the potential for hundreds of interviews with employees at every level and across all locations where the companies operate.
The gorgeous saree in red and gold that adorned Deepika during her Konkani wedding ceremony wasn't exactly a Sabyasachi creation. Deepika's hometown - on the evening of 21 November, marks the first of the newlyweds' receptions.
Now, the company has finally revealed some launch details of the upcoming device, including specs and pricing. Smart speakers and smart displays are slowly making their way to the market and especially our homes.
The Brazil captain cut a dejected figure as he limped off to be replaced by Richarlison on a very chilly night in Milton Keynes. Neymar played down his injury, saying in an Instagram message that "it was nothing serious".
Law enforcement is investigating whether the fires are connected, and if the Colts Neck fire was caused by arson. It is now unclear whether those victims were also shot dead, or died in the subsequent blaze, NBC10 reported .
Several people attempted to attack American rapper Pusha T on stage during his Tuesday night performance at Danforth Music Hall. In the footage of the event, it doesn't look like anyone laid a hand on Pusha, but it's always hard to tell with these things.
Almost half of the three million tons of mismanaged plastic waste produced in the country each year ends up in the ocean. A sperm whale has been found dead, washed ashore with more than 1000 pieces of plastic in its stomach.
Following her arrest, the woman was sent to a hospital for a check up to determine if she's suffering from a mental illness. She reportedly said she had enlisted the help of a friend to help clear up her apartment after the killing.
The price of the Pixel 3 Lite is expected to be between $400 and $500 that is nearly equivalent to Rs. 28,800 - Rs. 36,000. It is now available to all Google Pixel devices and all devices running the vanilla-flavored Android One OS.
It's built into every Android phone with Google Play Services and allows you to remotely locate, lock, and ring the device. The disappearance of Tumblr from Apple's App Store made it to news headlines throughout the world a few days ago.
Google Assistant Can Now Be Launched Using Siri Shortcuts
Saying "Hey Siri, OK Google" while your phone is locked will result in Siri telling you to unlock your iPhone to do that. Lets face it, many people find Siri to be inferior to the Google Assistant in many aspects including voice recognition.
Valve is discontinuing the Steam Link box
Valve's first foray into designing its own hardware brought the Steam Link and Steam Controller into the world. However it's also been clear that while the Steam Link made an impact, Valve has wanted out.
Trump Wanted DOJ To Prosecute James Comey And Hillary Clinton
In January, CNN reported that the Arkansas attorney and FBI were investigating possible corruption within the Clinton Foundation. But this Times report marks the most explicit account yet of his attempts to use the government to settle scores.
Renault board asks Nissan to share Ghosn evidence
Jeff Kingston, director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan, said that Ghosn was "a victim of his own hubris and success". Ghosn and Kelly's current locations are not now known, but they can be held without charge for up to 23 days under Japanese law.