Russian cosmonaut, the Executive Director of "Rosatom" Sergey Krikalev, whose flight on station "the World" taking place at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, said that he was aware of the events on the Ground of political events, but for him they were in the background of the work space.
Krikalev went on an expedition to the station "Mir" in 1991. He then agreed to stay aboard the station for a second expedition. Back home, the astronaut could only in 1992. The duration of his flight was 311 days. Thus, Krikalev flew from the Soviet Union, and returned to Russia. For the flight he was awarded the Star of Hero of the Russian Federation at number one.
The launch of manned spacecraft Crew Dragon opens a new stage in world space program, said the Executive Director of the state Corporation "Roscosmos", the Hero of Russia Sergey Krikalev.
In the US on may 30 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral made the first nine years of manned launch. The carrier rocket Falcon 9 successfully launched to the ISS spacecraft Crew Dragon. The orbit went Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken.