Rogozin has challenged Elon musk
The General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin urged not to exaggerate the role successful completion of the first manned test flight of the spacecraft SpaceX Crew Dragon, inviting my American colleagues to try to repeat the record of Russian ships at the speed of flight on the ISS.
According to him, the Crew Dragon from SpaceX and the future from Boeing Cockpit are more spacious and comfortable, but only analogues of the Russian "Soyuz MS".
"This is a step forward, but do we have to create such a ship? No, of course. This ship is not needed," - said the head of "Roskosmos".
Earlier, the Russian cargo ship "Progress MS-15" set the record flight time to the ISS. Travel time took 3 hours 18 minutes 31 seconds. After that Rogozin has been instructed in the fall to hold at the ultra-fast scheme the flight of manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS".
Developed by SpaceX spacecraft Dragon Crew started in the first test manned flight in late may. He was taken to the ISS for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. They are held in orbit two months and returned to Earth on August 2.