SpaceX Techs Pressured To Fake Rocket-Part Tests, Jury Told

By Bonnie Eslinger (May 24, 2017, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A SpaceX employee testified Wednesday in his California wrongful firing trial that he told a human resources official that managers were pressuring workers to falsify test documents, and he wanted to talk to CEO Elon Musk directly "because managers were blocking my feedback on this."

Jason Blasdell worked as a SpaceX technician from November 2010 until April 2014, testing avionics components of the Falcon 9 rocket, and received positive performance reviews, according to his suit. That changed after he told company officials, including CEO Elon Musk, that technicians were being pressured to deviate from test procedures, falsify the results and sign...

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