SpaceX reportedly fires employees critical of CEO Musk

Associated Press

HAWTHORNE — SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior, according to media reports.

The reports published Friday cited an email from Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, saying the company had terminated employees who put together and circulated the letter. The letter writers denounced Musk for actions that they said are a “frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks.”

The New York Times was the first outlet to report the purge, based on information from three employees familiar with the situation. The employees were

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SpaceX reportedly fires employees critical of CEO Musk

Associated PressHAWTHORNE — SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that...