Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA elaborate this week on why the US space agency launched a safety review & # 39; SpaceX and Boeing, who are building spaceships for astronauts, including -kultura on their work and drug free policies.
Although Nasa initially refused to confirm media reports that the review was prompted by the sponsor & # 39; SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on filmed podcast was smoking a joint, Bridenstine admitted Thursday, in discussion with & # 39 ; reporters, "was not & # 39; help."
He added that was what appealed to security review, announced on 20 & # 39; in November, the two companies charged with building the spacecraft will enable Americans again & # 39; other to sending people to space – ability of the United States lost in 2011 with the retirement of the space shuttle program.
"We have a number of & # 39; conversations", Bridenstine was quoted as saying the magazine & # 39; Atlantic.
"I tell you, he (Musk) is committed to safety as every one else, and understands that it was not appropriate behavior, and will not be seeing it again & # 39; other."
After later spoke with AFP, Bridenstine said that the review shows how serious NASA takes the safety of its astronauts.
"The reality is that we are ready to launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil for the first time since 2011, and we must make sure we have cultural assessment, safety assessment & # 39; each our -A ", he said.
"If you look at the history & # 39; and, when accidents occurred in the past, there was always a safety assessment after the fact and include things such as leadership and culture and security of organizations involved in the mission "he added.
"We do not want to wait until after an accident, because we do not believe that there will be an accident, but we wanted to make sure that early assessment and not after the fact."
SpaceX has been a contractor for NASA since 2012, transports supplies to the International Space Station aboard its Dragon cargo ship.
The next year, SpaceX is preparing for its first flight crew capsule Dragon, b & # 39; two astronauts aboard, launched on a Falcon 9 rocket.
Empty Flight Test is scheduled for 7 & # 39; January 2019 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.