The launch of manned spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX, founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, says that Russia has a serious competitor. However, this rivalry will go on the Russian Federation to use, as it will allow Russian engineers to work harder and create better development. That opinion URA.RU shared pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, hero of Russia Mikhail Kornienko.
“ironically, the launch of the company’s mask is a plus for Russia because it prostimulirujte the creation of our new manned spacecraft the next generation. And if earlier “Roscosmos”, so to speak, sitting on the “needle” removal of the Americans on the ISS (Russia had the monopoly on delivering astronauts to the International space station (ISS) — approx.ed.) who pay for it, now this source overlaps”, — said Kornienko.
In addition, the interlocutor of Agency has reminded that Crew Dragon has been developed over more than a decade. Now Russia should prepare your answer. “Monopoly is always not good, all should be healthy competition. And now this competition comes to the fore”, — concluded the expert.
According to cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, the company’s achievements Mask will not affect the work of “Roscosmos”. “Unless someone had doubts that the US will be able to create and launch a manned spacecraft? No,” — said the expert his opinion on URA.RU.
Earlier at the launch of manned spacecraft Elon musk responded “Roskosmos”. As the Executive Director of the state Corporation Sergei Krikalev, the success of this mission will provide additional opportunities that will benefit the global space industry.
The company SpaceX Elon musk has carried out the first ever manned launch by a private company. Falcon 9 rocket with the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon c NASА astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on Board started on may 30 at 22:22. The docking of the Crew Dragon and the ISS should take place at about 17:30 GMT on 31 may.