Dmitry Rogozine: Roscosmos
“Roscosmos” plans to lead an aggressive fight with their Western partners, said “Komsomolskaya Pravda” the Director of the state Corporation Dmitry Rogozin.
“We have to collect in a single fist. Only a single clenched fist can you fight today, with aggressive competition from our Western partners,” — said the official.
According to him, the implementation of the scientific program on the Russian segment of the International space station (ISS) have kept the use of NASA, Russian Soyuz. “Due to the fact that we are 9 years in a row drove international crews, we have reduced its crew to two astronauts, and sometimes even our commander was in orbit. This is wrong. This hinders scientific program on ISS,” says the Manager.
Rogozin has noticed that in the delivery of astronauts to the ISS, “Roscosmos” earned “some money”. “But it was also a great responsibility associated with ensuring the smooth delivery of crews to the station. It’s nerves, the health of those people who are responsible for manned space.”, he added.
In April, the head of NASA Jim Breidenstein said that the first launch of the us spacecraft Dragon Crew with astronauts aboard the ISS on may 27.
In April 2014, Rogozin advised the USA to use trampolines to carry astronauts to the ISS.
The last time the US alone had put men into orbit on 8 July 2011, when it launched a reusable manned spacecraft Atlantis the Space Shuttle program. Since then, people on the ISS to deliver the Soviet (Russian) manned spacecraft “Soyuz”. The last launch of a Soyuz with astronaut, which Roskosmos, NASA will receive $ 90 million, will take place in fall 2020, after which Russia and the United States will only exchange places on their own manned spaceships.
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