Russian Federation criticizes about United States conceit to its space agenda

James Marshall
June 12, 2020

Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was not happy with some of the jokes and statements made after the SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

It was "unusual" when some within the United States, together with NASA officers, "began making wreaths for the "funeral" of Russian Soyuz", Rogozin wrote in an opinion piece for Forbes journal, revealed Monday.

It was "strange" when some in the United States, consisting of NASA authorities, "started making wreaths for the "funeral" of Russian Soyuz," Rogozin composed in a viewpoint piece for Forbes publication, releasedMonday While the Russian space chief's social networks competition with Musk and his previous quotes contributed in the response, he made a stand for the renowned Russian spacecraft that shuttled United States astronauts to orbit all those years after the Space Shuttle program closed down.

Rogozin did congratulate NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and Ustimenko called the launch "wonderful news".

After SpaceX's Crew Dragon delivered two astronauts to the Worldwide Area Station - the primary US spaceship to take action after 9 years - on the finish of Could, US media not exclusively praised Elon Musk's firm, but additionally piled scorn on the Russian area program.

It criticised US President Donald Trump's "hysteria" after he said the SpaceX launch showed the United States had regained its place as the world's leader in space.

Trump also said USA astronauts would soon land on Mars, and that Washington would soon have "the greatest weapons ever imagined in history".

"Yes, NASA and Boeing all these nine years paid for the training of their people in Star City and Baikonur, as well as a space ticket round trip, but this money we honestly earned", Rogozin wrote, as translated by Google. "And they do not compare with the colossal moral burden that fell in these years on the shoulders of the Russian manned space, alone responsible for the preservation of the International Space Station".

Rogozin rejected the declare that the manned launches by SpaceX - which stated it might cost the astronauts for seats ranging from $55 million - can be so low-priced that Russian Federation would begin reserving Crew Dragon seats for its cosmonauts. Whereas Russia did cost the USA $90 million a seat for Soyuz launches, Rogozin maintains the Russian crewed rocket launches nonetheless stay extra cost-efficient than these of SpaceX's Falcon 9. Instead, the American space industry should have thanked Russian Federation.

While agreeing with the criticisms about the delays and setbacks that Roscosmos has experienced in recent years, Rogozin also noted Russia's big plans for space in the coming years, which includes an "eco-friendly" launch vehicle.

Roscosmos chose to keep cooperation with NASA even in the face of sanctions presented by Washington versus Moscow- consisting of Rogozin personally- and continued providing Americans to the ISS for many years at the expenditure of Russia's own teams, Rogozin advised.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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