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The head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin via Twitter congratulates Elon musk and the head of NASA with the successful docking of the ship Crew company SpaceX Dragon with the International space station (ISS) in earth orbit Sunday, may 31.
“I know how you’ve sought to make this important event successful,” — responded to Rogozin.
Earlier on Sunday, 31 may, the head of Roskosmos said that he liked the joke of SpaceX founder Elon musk, who wrote after the successful launch of his ship that “trampoline works.” This phrase has become a response to a remark Rogozin in 2014, that due to sanctions imposed on Russia, Americans will have to fly into orbit using the trampoline.
Six years later the head of “Roscosmos” I am convinced that this statement of his has saved our space industry: “It was not a joke on our part, but a real threat. And it was heard”, — he wrote.
After completion of the program reusable shuttles in 2011, people are delivered to the ISS only Russian spacecraft series “the Union”. 30 may 2020 the Americans for the first time in nine years, launched a rocket with the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon and crew on Board. The contract for the delivery of astronauts to ISS using Russian equipment ends in October 2020.
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