Elon Musk responded to Rogozin's words about the delivery of US astronauts to the ISS
Elon Musk, head of the American space company SpaceX carried out the test on Saturday manned launch vehicle Dragon Crew, responded to the words of the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin about the delivery of astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.
Crew Dragon was launched on a carrier rocket Falcon 9 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral on Saturday at 22.22 GMT. The ship should reach the ISS in 19 hours, and then to make docking with the station in automatic mode. For the US launch Crew Dragon became the first manned launch after the completion of the program "space Shuttle" in 2011. The last 9 years American astronauts were sent into orbit on Russian "the Unions" for a fee. In 2014 in response to American sanctions against the Russian space industry, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who was then Deputy Prime Minister, suggested that the United States deliver its astronauts to the ISS using the trampoline.
"The trampoline works," quipped Musk at the briefing after the start of the Crew Dragon. "It's a joke," he explained to the laughter of the other participants in the briefing by NASA.
NASA administrator Jim Breidenstein in turn, said that he had not spoken with Rogozin, but saw congratulatory comments on Russia in connection with the launch.
"They (Russia) believe in cooperation and think it will continue to be strong," said Breidenstein.