The CEO of SpaceX and the head of Tesla The security authorization of Elon Musk was examined by the Pentagon after the billionaire smoked marijuana on a podcast of the Californian comedian last September, an official said today American.
An accident report was initiated by the Pentagon some time after the marijuana event, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The review was reported for the first time by Bloomberg.
Musk has a federal security permit because SpaceX provides satellite launch services to the US government. An unmanned capsule from the company was due to return to Earth Friday, splashing off the coast of Florida in the morning, after a brief stop on the International Space Station, part of NASA's long-delayed search to resume human space flight from US soil at the end of this year.
"For reasons of privacy and security, we do not publicly discuss individual liquidation status," said Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a Pentagon spokesman.
Musk, who is also managing director of the electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc, has reworked his SF-86 security module, which requires a federal employee or a contractor seeking authorization to recognize the use of illegal drugs in the last seven years, according to the Bloomberg report, which said the review had no impact on SpaceX.
The US Air Force reported in September that it had verified that its security clearance was inaccurate.
In September, Musk caused a Twitter storm by smoking weed, drinking whiskey and brandishing a sword in a live show with comedian Joe Rogan.
SpaceX declined to comment. Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The shares of the electric car company reduced earnings and were lower in the business in the late afternoon.