Elon Musk has continued to court controversy this week, interrupting a NASA call during a question about his stance on COVID-19 lockdowns.The SpaceX boss cut in after agency administrator Jim Bridenstine was asked if Musk’s headline-grabbing statements about the ongoing shelter-in-place restrictions had impacted NASA’s relationship with the rocket company.As Bridenstine was taking a cautious approach to the question asked by The Atlantic’s Marina Koren, noting he would continue to let SpaceX speak for itself, Musk interjected: “I think this is a different subject. Wrong press conference, move on.”According to CNBC, the agency had not yet introduced Musk on the call, which was set up to discuss the awarding of space contracts worth roughly $967 million. Koren said on Twitter that NASA did not inform reporters Musk would be taking part.Bridenstine went on to say NASA has taken the COVID-19 outbreak “very seriously” and confirmed that some agency staffers had been killed by the infectious disease. Yesterday, NASA confirmed Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX were awarded contracts to design and make human landing systems (HLS) for its “Artemis” program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024.”America is moving forward… Read full this story
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