Alexander Cheriefoto: Dmitry Dukhanin / Kommersant
First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Alexander Sherin said about a possible Russian origin of the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX Elon musk. This version he made on Sunday, may 31, in an interview with “Moscow Says”.
“We need to see how many components of this missile are Russian. Whose engines are on the ship Elon musk? Need this question to find out. I cannot yet clearly say,” said Sherin.
Speaking about the successful launch of Crew Dragon, the MP expressed confidence that “space will be ours.” According to him, Russia in this plan “all works, all flies, all pristykovyvayas”.
Earlier cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko called plus for Russia from the successful launch of manned spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX. He explained that the country has a serious competitor in the space industry that will make Russian researchers to work harder and create better development.
Falcon 9 rocket with the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon was successfully launched may 30 from launch complex Kennedy Space center in Florida. This launch to the ISS was the first for Crew Dragon, when on Board the crew. Elon Musk said that humanity can be proud of the new space ship created by SpaceX.
For nine previous years of people on the ISS were taken only Russian manned spacecraft “Soyuz”. The last time the Americans sent their astronauts to the space station under the Space Shuttle program in 2011. After that, NASA and “Roscosmos” worked a contract in which delivery of one astronaut on the ISS is worth $ 90 million. The term of the agreement expires in October 2020.
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