NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appears to be taking SpaceX to task very publicly.
SpaceX’s shiny Starship prototypes designed to make it to Mars are all the rage right now. They’re taking giant leaps and Musk is already looking ahead to sending the under-development next-generation spaceships into orbit.
It seems Bridenstine would rather SpaceX got more hyped about its role in NASA’s Commercial Crew program. Commercial Crew involves SpaceX and Boeing developing spacecraft that can ferry astronauts from US soil to the International Space Station.
Bridenstine dropped an unexpected statement on Twitter on Friday, writing, “I am looking forward to the SpaceX announcement tomorrow. In the meantime, Commercial Crew is years behind schedule. NASA expects to see the same level of enthusiasm focused on the investments of the American taxpayer. It’s time to deliver.”
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