CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk tried to avoid a reporter's question in the middle of a NASA press conference on Thursday when he said "move on," according to the reporter's
During a telecon, I asked Jim Bridenstine about Elon Musk's recent opinions on COVID-19. A voice on the line said, "wrong press conference. Move on." I'm told it was Elon.— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) April 30, 2020
NASA just picked Starship to contribute important technology to the agency's moon return. This is relevant.
Elon Musk tells COVID-19 reporter to 'move on'
The reporter named Marina Koren tweeted about her experience asking Musk about COVID-19, saying: "During a telecon, I asked Jim Bridenstine (NASA Administrator) about Elon Musk's recent opinions on COVID-19. A voice said on the line, 'wrong press conference. Move on.' I'm told it was Elon." Koren continued: "NASA just picked Starship to contribute important technology to the agency's moon return. This is relevant."
The NASA press conference was held to declare the winners for the best concepts to land U.S. astronauts on the moon in 2024. The winners were SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics — all of whom will receive millions from NASA to develop concepts for new lunar landers, to be used in NASA's greater Artemis program to install a more permanent exploratory human presence on the moon.
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