The head of the American company SpaceX, Elon Musk (Elon Musk), had a conversation with the family of a Soviet scientist, designer of space rocket systems, academician Sergei Korolev. About it he wrote on his Twitter account, and now the grandson of the legendary Soviet designer shared the details of the conversation.
“I spoke with the Korolev family today. He was one of the best.“, – wrote Elon Musk, not specifying what exactly he talked with the scientist’s relatives.
In a conversation with reporters of the TV channel “Star”, the grandson of Sergei Korolev, Andrei, spoke about the call of Ilon Mask. He reported that the academician’s family, after successfully launching the SpaceX Crew Dragon into orbit, wrote to Ilona Mask, and some time after that, the secretary of an American businessman contacted them and offered to conduct a video conversation.
“We talked for 20 minutes, in conversation he is a pleasant, very cheerful, very positive person, we laughed a lot. He respects the memory of my grandfather with great respect, considers him one of the greatest engineers and outstanding people of his time.“, – said Andrey Korolev.
He also added that the family members of Sergei Korolev not only congratulated the head of SpaceX on a successful launch, but also discussed the future prospects of the company. Elon Musk received an invitation to visit Moscow, where he could “Show historical, cosmic places that he is certainly interested in”. In response to this, Musk invited Korolev’s relatives to visit SpaceX plants and attend one of the company’s next missile launches.
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