U.S. space group NASA pronounced on Tuesday it would examination a workplace reserve enlightenment during SpaceX and Boeing Co, as a dual companies rigging adult to fly astronauts to a International Space Station.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration pronounced it would control a “cultural comment study” of a companies, “including a confluence to a drug-free environment,” before to organisation exam flights scheduled to take place in a entrance months.
“We entirely design a blurb partners to accommodate all workplace reserve mandate in a execution of a missions,” pronounced NASA in a statement.
NASA did not give serve sum on a reasons behind a move, though a Washington Post, that first reportedÂ it, pronounced a examination was stirred by a new poise of SpaceX’s owner Elon Musk, who was filmed celebration whiskey and briefly smoking marijuana during a live podcast in September.
SpaceX and Boeing are a dual categorical contractors comparison underneath NASA’s blurb organisation module to send astronauts to space as shortly as 2019, regulating their Dragon and Starliner booster respectively.
Boeing pronounced in an emailed matter that it was committed to goal success as NASA’s partner, while ensuring a integrity, reserve and peculiarity of the products, the people and their work environment.
SpaceX pronounced it actively promoted a protected work environment.
“We are assured that a extensive drug-free workforce and workplace programs surpass all germane contractual requirements,” SpaceX pronounced in a matter sent to Reuters.