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The Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov praised the launch of a U.S. manned spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX Elon musk to the International space station (ISS). About this he wrote in his Telegram channel.
“Perhaps Elon musk should be congratulated on the successful launch of its managed ship. But this is the flight to the ISS, it’s not Mars,” Pushkov recalled. According to him, to go to Mars is a whole other type of challenge, and Musk “infinitely far” from it.
May 30 at 22:22 Falcon 9 rocket with the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon kicked off with the 39th launch complex of the Space center named after John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Florida. Launch to the ISS was the second for Crew Dragon and the first passing crew on Board. The docking of the Crew Dragon and the ISS is scheduled to be held approximately 19 hours after the start.
Since 2011, people are delivered to the ISS only Russian manned spacecraft series “the Union”. The corresponding contract between NASA and Roscosmos, involving the delivery to the ISS, one astronaut $ 90 million, expires in October 2020.
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