NASA's contracts with SpaceX may be deemed risky for US national security, in which case they are subject to cancellation.
The US Congress is studying the cooperation of Elon Musk's Tesla company with China in connection with the fact that another company of the American entrepreneur, SpaceX, has signed a number of contracts with NASA. On Wednesday, August 26, the Washington Examiner reported.
It is noted that the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is receiving financial assistance from the Chinese government. In this regard, Republican congressmen suspect that the Communist Party may put forward some conditions to Musk's company, the fulfillment of which is a threat to US national security.
The assumption of politicians, according to the publication, is based on the fact that there is no legislative framework in the United States that can interfere with such cooperation.
Republican Senator Corey Gardner told the newspaper that China could take advantage of deals with US companies to accelerate the development of its own space program.
Thus, NASA's contracts with SpaceX may be deemed risky for US national security. If this is confirmed, the contracts will be canceled, the publication admits.
As reported, Elon Musk's SpaceX has raised a record $1.9 billion in investment in a new round of funding.