June 30, 2022

Elon Musk’s 5 SpaceX employees fired for writing an open letter

Elon Musk can’t stand criticism! That’s why he fired five employees of his spacecraft engineering company SpaceX.

The news agency Reuters reported that five workers had been fired for criticizing Elon Musk’s behavior on Twitter and other social media.

They wrote an open letter to their colleagues with three demands. Which Elon Musk didn’t like.
The employees have also accused of spreading company information. SpaceX did not respond to a request from Reuters to confirm the dismissal, the report said.

  • Elon Musk has been the subject of numerous complaints about the purchase of Twitter. There is also an allegation of sexual harassment against an airman.
  • However, the famous technology entrepreneur of the United States and the world’s top millionaire is not paying attention to these allegations.
  • Earlier on Thursday (June 16), the New York Times reported that SpaceX had fired several employees for their involvement in criticism and information dissemination.

The report cites three staff members who are familiar with the situation. But the number of dismissed workers was not disclosed. Employees who were ‘job knotted’ were basically coordinating with the company.

Gwen Shotwell, president of SpaceX, said in an e-mail that the company had decided to fire the company after investigating the matter.

The New York Times also reported that the letter, which led to the dismissal, had raised fears among other workers. The letter threatened colleagues.

They were getting angry.

They  pressured to sign by presenting negative information, which did not reflect their views.

According to Reuters, they have seen the open letter written to the executives of SpaceX. It called the mask’s behavior “confusing and embarrassing.”

Apart from this, three demands were also raised in the letter. The demands are: to quickly and explicitly differentiate SpaceX from Elon’s personal brand,

to create a great place for everyone in the company to work, and to hold all leaders equally accountable, and to give everyone a defined-uniform response to unacceptable behavior.


The Verge was the first to report on this open letter from SpaceX. According to the report, a group chat  recently opened to get the letter to SpaceX staff.

Through that group called Moral Booster, thousands of employees of the company  brought together. The letter then posted to them.🔱