(ORDO NEWS) — The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel said that Elon Musk and his company SpaceX were taken over from Russian spacecraft.
According to the publication, SpaceX borrowed from the Russians the concept of separate delivery of people and goods into space. Significant changes have taken place in the new “post-shuttle” concept of the USA compared to the past.
“Previously, space shuttles could carry both tons of materials and more than 20 crew members,” wrote the author of the material, indicating that the Russians from the very beginning preferred separate launches of space “trucks” and manned spacecraft.
According to the publication, the separate delivery of people and goods into space, according to Mask, is advisable for other reasons. So, SpaceX in the medium term wants to carry into space not only cargo and astronauts, but also tourists. “And here it was the Russians who pioneered Dennis Tito, a tourist, back in 2001, to the ISS”
On May 30, at 10:22 p.m., the Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon manned spacecraft launched from the 39th launch complex of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch to the station was the second for Crew Dragon and the first passing with the crew on board. On May 31, the ship successfully docked to the ISS.
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