The Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov urged not to exaggerate the importance of launching to the International space station spacecraft Crew Dragon development of the company SpaceX Elon musk.

On Saturday the Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered into orbit the spacecraft Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. On Sunday the scheduled docking of the vessel with the ISS.

"Probably Elon musk to be congratulated on the successful start of its managed ship. But this is the flight to the ISS, it’s not Mars. Flight to Mars — a problem of an entirely different level from which he is still infinitely distant", — wrote Pushkov in the telegram.

Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump congratulated the Mask with the successful launch and called this event the "triumphant return to the stars".

SpaceX is developing a transportation system, consisting of a fully reusable booster and Super Heavy vehicle Starship. The system will allow you to deliver satellites, crew and cargo into earth orbit and to the moon and Mars.

According to the calculations of the Mask, to create a colony on Mars will need about a thousand ships Starship that can build on the planet able to function independently of the settlement.