Elon Musk’s SpaceX NASA contracts threatened over Tesla China ties
For all of his achievements, one should remember that Musk made most of his bones playing the crony capitalist game.
(From The Washington Examiner)
Congressional negotiators are considering whether NASA contracts awarded to Elon Musk’s SpaceX represent a potential national security risk due to Chinese financial support for the billionaire owner’s electric car company, Tesla.
“What is there to stop them from going to Musk directly and saying, ‘We’ll call your line of credit early, unless you give us X, Y, or Z?’” said a congressional Republican aide involved in negotiations over the comprehensive legislation governing the space agency.
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