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The President of the United States Donald trump predicted the future of the space industry after the launch of the spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX Elon musk. According to the American leader, now this sphere will belong to private companies. He stated in his speech before journalists at the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which was broadcasted on the White house website.
“Congratulations, Elon Musk. Today advanced cooperation of NASA and SpaceX turned to our country’s unprecedented success,” said trump. He also added that the United States will continue to use space ships to private companies at taxpayers for a fixed price.
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 should take place approximately 19 hours after the start.
For nine years people are delivered to the ISS only Russian spacecraft series “the Union”. The contract between NASA and Roscosmos, to which the delivery to the ISS, one astronaut is worth $ 90 million, ends in October 2020.
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