The head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, conducted a tour of the corporation’s factory for the grandson of the creator of the Soviet rocket and space technology, Sergei Korolev Andrey. This was announced by Korolev himself on his Instagram page.
According to him, the American entrepreneur invited him to visit the enterprise.
” Words of our gratitude to the Ilon team for an impressive tour of SpaceX And the opportunity to see with your own eyes the assembly of engines, rockets and CrewDragon,” Korolev wrote.
Earlier, Musk published a post on his Twitter page that he had talked with Korolev’s relatives and attributed that “he was one of the best.” Then, Roscosmos responded to Musk’s words of praise about the Queen, saying that he “was the best”, and not “one of the best”.
Soviet designer Sergei Korolev is considered a key figure in human space exploration. The USSR launched the first artificial satellite of the Earth under his leadership. In addition, he supervised the launch of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into orbit.