CEO, "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin urged not to exaggerate the role successful completion of the first manned test flight of the spacecraft SpaceX Crew Dragon, inviting my American colleagues to try to repeat the record of Russian ships at the speed of flight on the ISS.
"that there is Crew Dragon, and the fact that he passed the test, if we discard all the propaganda the American shuck, they are leaders in the world… why are they all leaders in the world? Ten years was not on the horizon, and now fly as we flew. Now let them fly as fast as we fly. I don’t think Crew Dragon is capable of three hours before the ISS to fly", – said Rogozin in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, the Crew Dragon from SpaceX and the future from Boeing Cockpit are more spacious and comfortable, but only analogs of Russian "Union MS".
"Is a step forward, but do we have to create such a ship? No, of course. This ship does not need", – said the head of "Roskosmos".
Earlier, the Russian cargo ship "Progress MS-15" set a record flight time to the ISS. Travel time took 3 hours 18 minutes 31 seconds. After that Rogozin has been instructed in the fall to hold at the ultra-fast scheme the flight of manned spacecraft, "MS Union".
Developed by SpaceX spacecraft Dragon Crew started in the first test manned flight in late may. He was taken to the ISS for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. They are held in orbit two months and returned to Earth on August 2.