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    Could Its Sky-High Guru Ground SpaceX?

    They weren’t ready for the spaced cowboy. Aircraft giant Boeing and Elon Musk’s cosmic exploration firm SpaceX were both hired by NASA to put American astronauts into orbit for the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011. But Musk’s widely ridiculed pot-smoking, whiskey-drinking appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast in September reportedly “rankled some at NASA’s highest levels.” The agency is now reviewing both companies’ workplace culture, casting doubt on the ambitious project and raising questions about how increasingly legalized marijuana use fits into society.

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