Elon Musk: NASA Can Share SpaceX’s IP With Literally Anybody, ‘No Charge’ – Gizmodo

Elon Musk: NASA Can Share SpaceX’s IP With Literally Anybody, ‘No Charge’ – Gizmodo

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During an event with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk publicly stated that the agency can share SpaceX’s intellectual property with whomever it wants—not that NASA seems especially eager to.Bridenstine and Musk met at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, in an effort to ease growing tension between the aerospace company and the federal agency. The strain was made public two weeks ago when Bridenstine posted a statement on Twitter prior to Musk’s recent update on his Starship spacecraft. The administrator suggested Musk should prioritize its NASA contract to send astronauts to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Advertisement Musk responded to the tweet during a CNN interview, saying “Did he say commercial crew or SLS?” jokingly referencing NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, the development of which has been delayed for years.
Bridenstine responded to the quip during an interview with the Atlantic. “Well, I don’t think that’s helpful, ” Bridenstine said. .

“SLS, that’s a whole different mission. SLS is going to the moon. So I don’t know why you would compare the two.” Advertisement Standing together on Thursday for an update on their joint commercial crew program, Musk and Bridenstine seemed interested in deescalating the row, exchanging compliments and emphasizing their shared goal.Perhaps as an olive branch or as a way to show that he’s the good guy, Musk reminded Bridenstine that NASA can share SpaceX’s IP with anyone.
Advertisement As Tech Crunch points out, Musk brought the matter up twice. “I’ve been very very clear with Jim that any SpaceX data should not be considered proprietary, ” Musk said during a Q and A. .

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