With Blue Origin’s second crewed flight approaching in less than two weeks, the company is facing startling claims about its culture and the safety of its New Shepard suborbital launch system.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now studying vehicle safety concerns, which Lioness published in a detailed article published Thursday (September 30). lift. In the article, 21 current and former Blue Origin employees, all of whom remain anonymous, raised a number of concerns about the company’s culture, including allegations of sexism, corporate suppression of counter-opinions, disdain for sustainability, and the prioritization of safety schedules.
In its statement, the company denied the allegations by Lioness, saying that Blue Origin does not tolerate discrimination or any harassment. In principle, they provide a number of avenues for employees, including an anonymous hotline that is open 24 hours a day, and new allegations of wrongdoing are promptly investigated. They stick to their safety record and believe so The New Shepard is the safest spacecraft ever designed and built.
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