Home Videos SpaceX Crew Dragon Update || Why Musk Hires NASA’s Former Head of...

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.

#EngineeringToday #SpaceX #SpaceXCrewDragon

Inspired by
www.nasdaq.com
www.cnbc.com
www.cbsnews.com
www.arstechnica.com
www.space.com
www.spacepolicyonline.com

AUDIO:
Voiceover by Scott Leffler — scottleffler.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Astronauts conduct second Chinese space station spacewalk

HELSINKI — Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming embarked on a second Shenzhou-12 spacewalk late Thursday to carry out work on a space...

Space Force awards $32 million in contracts to startups and small businesses

Of 24 companies that competed at the Space Force Pitch Day, 19 were selected for SBIR Phase 2 awards WASHINGTON — At a virtual...

PNT alternatives champion open-market approach

TAMPA, Fla. — Competing positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) companies are joining forces to accelerate efforts to back up global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The...

Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education

STARCOM is the third and final field command being stood up by the Space Force WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 23 will...

Single molecules keep to the straight and narrow – Physics World

Precisely sending and receiving single molecules. Courtesy: L Grill A change in the position of a single molecule can determine the outcome of a chemical...