We already wrote: according to the executive director of Roscosmos for manned space programs, Sergey Krikalev, the successful launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft of the private American company SpaceX was a new stage in the world manned program. Somewhat different comments were made by the head of the press service of Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko.
In particular, in your Twitter account he cited the words of US President Donald Trump (Donald Trump): “You cannot be number one on Earth if you are number two in space. And we will not be number two anywhere. The United States regained the prestige of a world leader in space. The first woman on the moon will be an American, and the first country on Mars will be the United States. ”. Then Mr. Ustimenko commented on these statements as follows: “The hysteria that rose after the successful launch of the ship Crew Dragonnot very clear. What happened was to happen a long time ago. Now, not only Russians will fly to the ISS, but also Americans. So that’s great!”.
NASA was forced to resort to the services of Roscosmos to deliver people to the ISS since the last flight of the Space Shuttle reusable space shuttles in 2011. US success potentially robs Roskosmos of lucrative contracts. However, the head of the press service of Roscosmos still rejoiced at the appearance of an alternative system for delivering people to the International Space Station: “It is very important to have at least two possibilities to reach the station. After all, it’s not enough … Everything happened in space, and you must have at least two transport systems that can ensure the presence of crews of different countries on board the ISS. ”
And finally, Vladimir Ustimenko promised that Russia will try not to yield to the United States in space exploration: “But we are not going to stand still. This year we will test two new missiles, and next year we will resume our lunar program. It will be interesting!”. Well – in fact, now the space industry is clearly coming to life after many years of relatively slow development.
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