Elon Musk, the CEO SpaseX, written in Russian, the General Director of “Roscosmos” that relies on “a mutually beneficial and prosperous long-term cooperation”.
It was a response to the request Rogozin NASA to say Hello to Elon musk. “Thank you, sir, ha, ha,” responded an American entrepreneur.
Thank you, sir, haha. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and prosperous long-term cooperation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2020
may 30, the first in 9 years manned launch of the spacecraft from the United States. Crew Dragon, built by SpaceX, was successfully launched and after 19 hours of orbital flight docked with the ISS. Currently, two astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken — participated in the historic launch moved aboard the station.
Since 2011, to deliver astronauts to the ISS was used by the Russian “Unions”. Crew Dragon became the first in the history of the ship, whose flight was carried out by a private company. The American side is considering the project Mask as an alternative to cooperation with Russia. Rogozin had previously pointed out that the Russian monopoly on the delivery of crews to ISS “unnatural” and even “humiliating” for the United States. Her reason — an error of the Americans in planning the development of their manned spaceflight. Creating a Crew Dragon, the US did what was required to do, the head of Roscosmos.
the US and Russia continue cooperation in the field of space. This topic in particular was discussed in April, Vladimir Putin and Donald trump during telephone conversations.