In the RAS, commented on the launch of Elon musk

Leading researcher at Institute for nuclear research Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav Dokuchaev in an interview with "Moscow speaking" called the launch Elon musk outstanding achievement.

According to Dokuchaev, space should be developed at private expense, to be willing to explore the space could invest their money.

According to him, the flight showed that the "private space" has a lot of potential, and the decision of Elon musk and his company are true.

"And that is supported by the government partly, this is a very important achievement. This opens up great prospects," said Dokuchaev.

On the eve of the launch vehicle Falcon 9 with the Dragon spacecraft Crew started with the meaning of Canaveral. On Board are two astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken. They gave the ship's name is Endeavor.

The start was the first in the history of manned flight, which made a private company. In addition, the U.S. for the first time in nine years sent people into space. The country has lost this opportunity in 2011, when the last ship Space Shuttle has served his last term.