May 24, 2017 - Science

SpaceX employee alleges testing issues during lawsuit

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

A former employee of Elon Musk's SpaceX is alleging malfeasance at the company in a California court, Bloomberg reports.

The claim: Former employee Jason Blasdell is accusing the company of firing him after he alerted higher-ups to failure in the way its technology was tested.

SpaceX's rebuttal: Bloomberg offers this quote from SpaceX's lawyer: "Jason Blasdell is not a whistleblower and this is not a whistleblower case." The company says he was fired for other reasons and denies his allegations.

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