Executive Director of the Russian space Agency for manned space programs Sergey Krikalev told how much the American space Agency NASA is paying for seats on Russian space ships “Soyuz”.
According to him, the profit of $4 billion can be compared to “found on the street a coin”, as all knew that these funds will sooner or later cease to act “Roscosmos”.
Therefore unfair to say that we’ll lose out, said Krikalev an interview with NTV channel.
In 2011, only Russia ensured the delivery of all international crews to the ISS since NASA ended the program use the return of the ships of the Space Shuttle. The American company was planning to restore flights by 2017, but for some reason it failed to implement.
Wrote NEWS.ru, Crew Dragon company SpaceX, which is owned by Elon musk, was unable to go on may 27 to the International space station due to weather conditions. On Board have already risen NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, but at the last moment, the experts decided not to risk and to postpone the launch. New start is scheduled for may 30 at 15:22 local time (22:22 GMT). Docking with the International space station is scheduled for may 31.