SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted to an article by Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin about the launch of the American Crew Dragon spacecraft with a crew to the International space station.
On June 8, Rogozin in his column in Forbes magazine published an article entitled “This is their war, not ours”, in which he spoke about the launch of Crew Dragon, as well as its significance for the Russian space industry.
An English translation of the material was published on the website of Roscosmos, which was referred to by journalist Eric Berger on Twitter.
“This is something!” — Musk commented on the article by the head of Roscosmos on Berger’s page on June 10.
Musk also noted that he should pay tribute to the successful Soviet oxygen-hydrogen engines developed in the 80’s, as they spurred him to create the Raptor oxygen-methane engine, which, according to him, has a greater momentum.
On May 30, the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the Crew Dragon manned spacecraft successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. For the US, this launch of astronauts on the ISS was the first in nine years. Two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, were on Board the Crew Dragon. On May 31, the ship successfully docked to the International space station.
The head of Roscosmos congratulated NASA and Musk. The latter, in turn, thanked the representative of Russia in Russian.