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SpaceX Crew Dragon Update || Why Musk Hires NASA’s Former Head of Human Spaceflight in Surprise Move

SpaceX Crew Dragon Update || Why Musk Hires NASA’s Former Head of Human Spaceflight in Surprise Move

Seven months ago, NASA fumbled the ball. Tuesday February 11, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk picked it up.
In July 2019, NASA shocked space fans and Congress with its announcement that it was removing William Gerstenmaier from his post, and naming him merely a “special advisor to NASA’s deputy administrator” instead.
Space fans viewed the move as a demotion — and not just space fans, but honest-to-goodness Congress people — the people in charge of funding NASA’s budget.
But NASA’s loss could be SpaceX’s gain. This Tuesday february11, SpaceX has hired away Gerstenmaier to work in its own “mission assurance” department. There, the man many consider “one of the world’s top specialists in flying humans in space” should be able to provide invaluable insight into NASA’s priorities in choosing winners and losers for its crewed space missions.
In this video Engineering Today will discuss SpaceX Crew Dragon which is set to carry astronauts soon.
Why SpaceX hires NASA’s former head of human spaceflight in surprise move?
Let’s get into details.

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