- Tram Ho
According to an internal circulating note, SpaceX is starting to produce hand sanitizers and protective masks, to provide hospitals and places needed to combat the Covid-19 epidemic.
In an email to employees, SpaceX states that the disinfectant hand sanitizer is manufactured by materials engineering, facilities management and healthcare, following CDC guidelines and Highly effective at killing SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The protective mask is manufactured by space suit fabrication and crew equipment. Over the weekend, SpaceX engineers built 75 protective masks and donated them to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition, SpaceX also donated 100 protective suits of Tyvek to health workers here.
This internal note also reveals the ways SpaceX is taking to help its employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, SpaceX cuts food prices by half for its employees, without fingerprinting to avoid viral infections.
These are very positive changes, before CEO Elon Musk had underestimated Covid-19. He also told his employees that they were more likely to die from a car accident than Covid-19.
Now, Elon Musk and the two companies Tesla, SpaceX are trying to help fight the disease. Tesla also recently purchased 1,000 ventilators from China and donated them to California. Tesla also donated 50,000 N95 masks to the University of Washington Medical Center.
Meanwhile, Tesla also partnered with medical equipment company Medtronic to make its own ventilator. CEO Elon Musk announced that the Gigafactory in New York would be open to manufacturing ventilators.
Source : Genk