Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX Only Hires Americans | Inverse


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  • Vikas pawar
    Vikas pawar 2 saatler önce

    No issues focus on your goals one day you will be stand by your own company don't depend other people?

  • Troy Mackenzie
    Troy Mackenzie 13 saatler önce

    Why does Elon have a British accent?

  • Butch Seeger
    Butch Seeger 3 gün önce

    Go start your own company outside the US if you want to work in that field but can't

  • glaco
    glaco 4 gün önce

    Fuck the girl who asked that question, and yes i just assumed her gender.

  • thesuper hellminator
    thesuper hellminator 5 gün önce

    Because Americans are retarded?

  • gtrmaster2000
    gtrmaster2000 5 gün önce

    You can tell by how she read her question that she thought she was calling him out for something LOL

  • Liam Davis
    Liam Davis 6 gün önce

    You could base your operations in a country which doesn't repress your ability to get workers international.

  • Guus Bouwmans
    Guus Bouwmans 6 gün önce

    Well that backfired..

  • Lev K
    Lev K 6 gün önce

    Even Elon Musk's shit is smarter than this stupid comment section...

  • Timrath
    Timrath 7 gün önce

    Why is hiring from your own country a bad thing? I mean, even if he was doing it by choice, why should it be a problem?

  • Peter Ratto
    Peter Ratto 8 gün önce

    eerrrr, try again next time

  • brandan booce
    brandan booce 9 gün önce

    why Is everyone cheering about other nations shouldn't your own nation come first

  • John Gomez
    John Gomez 13 gün önce

    "sooo you're telling me there's a chance!"

  • Heather Lord
    Heather Lord 13 gün önce

    have to get specialized visas..long process which I assisted with and he did bring employees from other countries. The government has a yearly cap and if I am not mistaken, regulations have become tighter over the years.

  • Bleu
    Bleu 13 gün önce

    in short: the goverment.

  • Daniel Mihalko
    Daniel Mihalko 14 gün önce

    As much as I like Elon musk, the hype is ridiculous and makes serious discussion impossible because every average asshole thinks they are the next Elon musk even though they don't even have a high school degree.

  • Billy Okara
    Billy Okara 14 gün önce

    So, let me get this straight - your government want to contact with possible alien species yet they won't let their own species get a job in search for other species . how ironic!!!

  • Centauri A
    Centauri A 14 gün önce +2

    Well, good thing that I'm native born in the US! Time to apply at Space X!

  • Jay Kira
    Jay Kira 15 gün önce

    He really looks like Jane.. In the "The mentalist"

  • firecloud77
    firecloud77 15 gün önce

    That awkward moment when the audience realizes their cheering was premature.

  • AsleepWarrior
    AsleepWarrior 16 gün önce

    "You are going interplanetary, but when are you going international"
    *Crowd Cheers*
    Elon Musk: "Well we can't legally do that..."
    *Crowd* "Oh"

  • The Solemn Nut
    The Solemn Nut 17 gün önce

    Lmao ... those dumb bitch must be from Europe.

  • William Quinn
    William Quinn 18 gün önce

    “When are you going to hire people from other countries”. Uhhh never. Move to America and get a job you freaking dummy. It’s an AMERICAN company. Why do they HAVE to hire outside even if there wasn’t a regulation issue. So tired of overly emotional human beings in the industry.

  • ​​​ ​​​​​​ ​ ​​​ ​​​​​​

    Ahhh... the infamous Elon Musk Q&A filled with fucking cringe-inducing morons...

  • Gabriel Waggoner
    Gabriel Waggoner 19 gün önce

    I wish I could of heard the awkward silence after he finished lol

  • Unconspiracy
    Unconspiracy 19 gün önce

    Lots of stutters

  • colin mindak
    colin mindak 19 gün önce

    Haha, always the germans, then and maybe even now.

  • Raja
    Raja 20 gün önce

    Same thing with NASA?

  • Atlanta Baruah
    Atlanta Baruah 21 gün önce

    Why do people in Elon's seminar always ask dumb fucking questions? You're within the presence of one brilliant mind aND YET

  • Z C
    Z C 21 gün önce

    anyone cheering for the question is a fucking moron

  • Edwin MVP
    Edwin MVP 22 gün önce

    Stupid question

  • Manchu Ratt
    Manchu Ratt 22 gün önce +2

    Why hire people from other countries? If Americans are already creating quality, working rockets, why hire non-Americans to do the job? If Americans weren't doing a good job or there were not enough available, then I would understand hiring others, but I see no reason why you would want to hire non-Americans if Americans are fulfilling the needs.

  • Agustin Castro R
    Agustin Castro R 22 gün önce

    Nonsense, remeber a guy named Wernher von Braun???

  • Borzou
    Borzou 23 gün önce

    God bless you man,
    Love you so much

  • Trauma
    Trauma 23 gün önce

    He lowkey roasted all Americans

  • Caboose
    Caboose 23 gün önce +1

    Good, because we don't want any Chinese stealing a piece of what we have. Not anymore.

  • RfdMusicOfficial
    RfdMusicOfficial 24 gün önce


  • Humble Jumble
    Humble Jumble 24 gün önce

    Americans are racist that's why and that's your answer

  • Nick Peterson
    Nick Peterson 24 gün önce

    lol typical stupid fucking question...

  • HumA
    HumA 24 gün önce

    I don't understand why many people is feeling insulting by the question... Elon Musk is a south African man with a private company dealing with space travel ... Isn't a natural instinct to anyone that enjoys engineering and space to wish to work with him and ask why his company doesn't hire people out from the United States? .... To everyone questioning that woman and calling her "dumb".... you're the fucking dumb, mate! not her!...
    Fuck me, youtube needs to add some sort of imbecile detector before letting people comment on a video!

  • NillerMann
    NillerMann 25 gün önce

    Bitch got schooled.

  • Marc Ranolfi
    Marc Ranolfi 25 gün önce

    Almost ironic that many (most?) of the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project (the atomic bomb; ending of WWII) were non-americans. Yet I don't see how the US could've "won" the war without them. How it could be what it IS today without them, and without many many others from around the world.
    And now their doors are pretty much closed to anyone else. Closed doors to science. Because "politics".
    Dumb politics, I say.

  • aguy ishappy
    aguy ishappy 26 gün önce


  • Triptothedarkside
    Triptothedarkside 26 gün önce

    Because only americans are dumb enough to lie when we all know it is fake 😂🤦‍♂️🚯

  • lucolucas
    lucolucas 26 gün önce

    Why do people ask these questions with such anger, you can hear it in their voices.

  • Marcus McJelly
    Marcus McJelly 26 gün önce

    She comes in making it a social justice issue where he's just like "its illegal. we're not allowed" lmao

  • Toxic Gamer
    Toxic Gamer 26 gün önce

    I don’t like all the uh and ehm’s

  • stan
    stan 26 gün önce

    In the world there were only two countries with space industries. One of them has died. Another is where Elon are living. Where the hell this bitch are seeing “other specialists?”

  • Thomas the Tank Engine
    Thomas the Tank Engine 26 gün önce

    You can work for SpaceX if you're as smart as Elon Musk because he's from South Africa.

  • Prestonator8
    Prestonator8 26 gün önce

    Why don't you start your own company and hire who you want? You dumb b*tch.

    FUBAR MOFO 26 gün önce

    We only hire Americans because this is an AMERICAN company!! Other countries should come up with their own companies and hire their own ppl! Too many foreigners try to jump on American greatness then try to use it against us! Look at china!

  • LuKsKi 51
    LuKsKi 51 26 gün önce +2

    "Ummm...amm..eee..uhh..amn amn....ye"

  • Metra 59
    Metra 59 27 gün önce

    These comments are mmm so sweet to read

  • FullBowl
    FullBowl 27 gün önce

    Elpn Musk is from South Africa

  • Maximator
    Maximator 27 gün önce

    Such a disgusting dude

  • stack 1284
    stack 1284 27 gün önce

    😌 such a satisfying burn 🔥

  • CraftFisch132 XD
    CraftFisch132 XD 27 gün önce

    W w www www www we wish ehm

  • The Master+
    The Master+ 27 gün önce

    All the people who want to hire Americans only definitely don't know how it is to build up a company. As a Ceo, I would hire the best fucking people for the job, doesn't matter if they are american or anything else.

    • JR Rodri
      JR Rodri 16 gün önce

      The Master+ you can't if your an American company you have to comply with American law

  • Tom Fddtec.
    Tom Fddtec. 27 gün önce

    Why are people cheering? Wtf.

  • kirinona
    kirinona 27 gün önce

    isnt it a common sense??you can't find a country on earth that allows foreigners to enter national weapon and space department , while spacex is supported by us government technically and financially.

  • Justin TheScrub
    Justin TheScrub 27 gün önce

    Stupid sjws

  • AK DB
    AK DB 27 gün önce

    I'm Indian, and I feel what Mr. Musk said is correct 100%. SpaceX is a private enterprise and their board has all the right to hire whom they want. Please don't bring social justice or affirmative action into such an institution of great quality. National security is not a joke. Sad that these SJWs will never get it. Stop fighting everybody else's battles and make a better life for your own.

  • Silly Ninja Stuff
    Silly Ninja Stuff 27 gün önce

    What about Canadians

  • InsaneBlur Primus
    InsaneBlur Primus 27 gün önce

    Boi, stop stuttering, cant get through one sentence without one inability to spoke right

  • Christopher Bruscato
    Christopher Bruscato 27 gün önce

    I hear all of your complaints here, but I think your perspective could be wrong. It was inferred that she was referring to hiring people from other countries to work in the USA. Though it would be very expensive to ship parts back and forth; I believe she may have been referring to locating parts of the company in other countries. SpaceX benefits greatly having their engineering and design teams sit so closely together with production. It makes great strategic sense to locate here and work the USA government. It gives them access to a lot of government facilities to help their operations. They have fought with and cooperated with the federal government for years to get to this point. Even from this perspective, she is still wrong; I just wish he would have given more of a response to her question.

  • Iorgue Maxwell
    Iorgue Maxwell 27 gün önce

    Means: "We can land a rocket verticaly, but que cant hire who we want"!

  • If We Won
    If We Won 27 gün önce

    even if it wants a legal requirement he should still hire Americans only

  • xTroop18546x
    xTroop18546x 27 gün önce

    "So theres your answer, ya stupid bitch" -Elon Musk

  • Pritesh Divekar
    Pritesh Divekar 27 gün önce

    Then how the Indians are allowed to work for NASA????

  • countryshmountry
    countryshmountry 27 gün önce

    good to be diverse but the weaponize theory is an interesting one.

  • Theo Zech
    Theo Zech 27 gün önce

    It's funny to consider that the German Nazi Wernher von Braun was chief engineer at NASA.

  • Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson 27 gün önce

    U M

  • Mason Janazian
    Mason Janazian 27 gün önce

    It is his company, he can hire whomever he wants. END OF STORY. This is Capitalism, get used to it.

  • Kuckoo
    Kuckoo 28 gün önce

    Who the fuck invited her? o_O

  • Ammar Zaidi
    Ammar Zaidi 28 gün önce

    I understand companies like Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon etc to be restricted under ITAR. Because most of their products are specifically catered to the military. And of course, all the government branches also fall into this category (NASA, the US forces) regardless of they being military or not. But SpaceX is not exactly military. They launch commercial satellites most of the time and military ones on other occasions. They can branch out, like Boeing, and have A deal with the commercial side of the industry and B with the military (Add Boeing Commercial to that list too with SpaceX). They're a private organization and will be willing to hire talent across the globe to max out their returns. Talent overseas is willing to work cheap, for some reason which I don't understand, but that's exactly the point of the whole job outsourcing scene in the US basically. Anyways, the SpaceX vision is not military at all and they plan on colonizing another planet for humanity. So it would benefit if people from around the world are hired to work for them because somewhere someone might bring something special to the table that could be game changing. the same thing applies to the commercial side of Boeing. I understand ITAR applies to all aerospace related technology within their bracket, but it would make sense if the restrictions are placed only on military and government specific aerospace technology, and not for commercial applications. I would absolutely love to work for the likes of SpaceX or Boeing and be part of the awesome projects that are pioneering the world today, it will be no less than honorable. Unfortunately, I too am held back because of ITAR regulations. But I really think ITAR rules can be revised and be more lenient towards commercial aerospace under the private sector.

  • 7Earthsky
    7Earthsky 28 gün önce

    If foreign scientists are so fucking smart, why don't they start their own space company in their own country would have been my answer.....We don't need foreign scientists...We have enough of our own graduating each year ya silly bitch.

  • Cas Koenders
    Cas Koenders 28 gün önce

    Uhhh uuhhhhh. Uhhhh uhhh uhhh uhhhh uhhh uhhhh uhhhh uhhhh uhhh uhhh uhhh uhhh uhhh uhhhhh

  • Steve Harrington
    Steve Harrington 28 gün önce

    Americans should be nuke

  • Serhat ATPL
    Serhat ATPL 28 gün önce

    his stuttering makes a really bad impression

  • QuilboTLG
    QuilboTLG 28 gün önce

    So much shitheads raging against the question
    Clearly because she is a she, and because you are fucking edgy morons
    Musk didn't "blast" her, he gave a simple answer to a legitimate question
    Her intentions were good, if we dream about a united Planed Earth, that's a fucking good question
    But no, you ahve to blame SJW, you have to blame, you have to be the fucking retards that you really are
    Unbearable. It's fucking unbearable how little your mind is

  • Garlic Bread
    Garlic Bread 28 gün önce


  • Alex Joslin
    Alex Joslin 28 gün önce

    Musk hires foreigners for Tesla and wishes to have them for space X. I guess that makes Musk a SJW right conservatives?

  • Wapn Perfo
    Wapn Perfo 28 gün önce

    There are ways around it. Contract hire work, use a W8 for foreign entity. Done. Ask me how I know. ;)

  • Big Papa Parker
    Big Papa Parker 28 gün önce

    Emotionally based illogical thinking vs Logic and Reason. Good answer Elon.

  • Vladislavs Dovgalecs
    Vladislavs Dovgalecs 28 gün önce

    This is the case with many countries dealing strategic technologies all around the world. In France, I wanted to apply to Thales for a data scientist position but they told me that this position is only for French due to the very same reasons as SpaceX has.

  • Corvette GS
    Corvette GS 28 gün önce

    That was a stupid question by an ignorant reporter.

  • Gabe_N
    Gabe_N 28 gün önce

    As a saudi citizen
    Can’t see the problem with that
    If I had my company I would hire Saudi citizens only unless it was really necessary especially with the unemployment problem that we have here
    Am not racist but my country citizens deserve it more then anybody else

  • Nuke Warz
    Nuke Warz 28 gün önce

    How did the comments here focus on American politics when a lot of the people at the conference, including the one who asked the question, are foreigners.

  • R
    R 28 gün önce

    SJW tries to wreck one of the smartest businessmen of our time and gets wrecked.

  • ArtisanTony
    ArtisanTony 28 gün önce

    I would have said "it's none of your damn business"

  • Hingle McCringleberry
    Hingle McCringleberry 28 gün önce

    What's wrong with giving people from your own country a priority in jobs? If I had some kind of industry, I would ONLY hire American citizens because everyone from this country deserves a chance at a job opportunity.

    OA GOAT 28 gün önce +1


  • LilSwagger
    LilSwagger 28 gün önce

    So ein Müll alter. Sollen mal ein paar Deutsche dort arbeiten lassen. Hier gibs auch ein paar schlaue Menschen. z.b. Tanzverbot und Alec...

  • Devil Shoez
    Devil Shoez 28 gün önce

    Ugh the tone of her voice when she asked the question, like she was making a big impact.
    And then the IN YO FACE answer haha.
    Keep foreigners away from American jobs.

  • spike007
    spike007 28 gün önce

    Can i work there if i move in the us

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk 29 gün önce +1

    She really thought she had Elon with her question of why the SpaceX project only hires Americans, and the crowd even cheered in approval. This wasn't a simple, honest question. It was a calculated attempt to try and corner Elon and Americans in general for only hiring American citizens. Most, if not all 1st-world countries have the same type of policy yet interestingly, when the USA does it people are suddenly opposed. How convenient.

  • Mc lucrafter
    Mc lucrafter 29 gün önce

    Ruag Space is better

  • Fazil Babu
    Fazil Babu 29 gün önce

    How does Rocket Lab operate then?

  • Saito Hiraga
    Saito Hiraga 29 gün önce

    It's a shame their gun law isn't as strict as this policy XDDD

  • Malcom Canning
    Malcom Canning 29 gün önce

    because they are the dumbest fool s on the plane