Key Words: NASA chief says Elon Musk’s pot smoking ‘did not inspire confidence’

NASA’s administrator said Thursday that it was inappropriate for SpaceX founder Elon Musk to smoke marijuana on a podcast earlier this year, and that the incident “did not inspire confidence.”

The pot-smoking incident in September reportedly irked NASA officials, and earlier this month the space agency ordered a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing Co. BA, +2.72% to evaluate the companies’ workplace cultures, “including the adherence to a drug-free environment.” The companies are working with NASA to develop a replacement for the space shuttle to send American astronauts to the International Space Station.

“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 you lead an organization that’s going to launch American astronauts.

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