Space agencies tend to enjoy a high level of security in their facilities. In addition to staying away from technologies not available to anyone, they also try to protect their employees from accidents. However, the above seems unimportant to some people. to me the edge, At the end of March a Youtube Filmed defrauding SpaceX’s security until he made it to the Starship, The surprise ship still in the testing phase.
“Caesar,” as he calls himself Youtube, Part of the channel Loco VlogS. The aforementioned crept into SpaceX base in Boca Chica, Texas, Place where a company Directed by Elon Musk Throw. Curiously, He was able to register the SN11 prototype of the spacecraft, Which Exploded On March 30th while taking an altitude test. Video of course It has already been removed from YouTube. “Caesar” apologized and acknowledged that it was illegal:
I didn’t really think about it [que era ilgeal]. What came to mind was, “Well, I’m never going to get that chance again.” So I tried. Well, this happened. »
NASA is not happy with SpaceX
Now, there are some details that made “adventure” easier. Youtube. SpaceX’s installations in Texas, unlike other space agencies, are not exactly a security standard. Reality, The base has no walls and it is common to see people photographing ships from the immediate vicinity. Elon Musk himself has welcomed SpaceX fan cameras on more than one occasion.
The above, however, It does not justify what happened, Since a private security company is responsible for avoiding this type of situation at SpaceX base. Recording videos or taking photos remotely isn’t a bad thing, but getting to the Starship that easy, and then recording their drives, is serious business. Also, in NASA They are not at all happy about what happened. Monica Witt, the agency’s representative, mentioned that “NASA takes safety and security very seriously.”.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (Federal Aviation Administration) did not see the case positively: “Maintaining the physical security of the launch facility is an important point in ensuring public safety. Although the person involved apologized, SpaceX advised NASA that it would initiate an investigation. As they explained, the Human Landing System, The company responsible for the security of the facilities has among its obligations “to protect information, software and hardware appropriately.” It is clear that they have not done their work, and that SpaceX could do more to improve the security of its base.
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