NASA chief relieved to learn Elon Musk ‘doesn’t run SpaceX’

Bill Nelson was “relieved” after learning that the person who directs SpaceX ‘s programs and decisions.


Its president Gwynne Shotwell instead of the eccentric Elon Musk.

The current NASA administrator  Bill Nelson felt “relieved” after learning that the person behind the most important decisions of the SpaceX company is not Elon Musk .

Nelson recalled this anecdote in conversations with NBC News , where he recounted conversations he had with SpaceX President and CEO Gwynne Shotwell .

Bill Nelson has doubts about Elon Musk

“Tell me that the distraction Elon might have on Twitter won’t affect SpaceX ,” Nelson told the head of the space company.

Fortunately for him, Shotwell replied that he “had nothing to worry about.”

“I hugged her with a smile on my face, because I know that she is running SpaceX ,” he said.

Elon Musk and his eccentricities

Musk, who also leads Tesla, has gone full-time at Twitter following its $44 billion purchase.

SpaceX , however, needs maximum concentration: it is at a critical moment in its goal of bringing humans and cargo to the Moon.

The company itself has been fighting for months to test its Starship ship on its first orbital trip to the planet, a key mission in the interests of the private program.

On Twitter itself, employees (and former employees) complained about the behavior of the tycoon, who has caused talk with his dozens of controversial tweets on the platform.