- Elon Musk shot a jab at Russia during a post-flight press conference after the Crew Dragon Launch.
- Roscosmos fired back, noting that the agency doesn’t understand why the launch was such a big deal.
- Both the United States and Russia are moving rapidly to get humans back to the Moon.
NASA made history over the weekend by launching SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station with astronauts on board. It was the first crewed launch from US soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program and the first crewed launch of NASA’s Commercial Crew program, which tasked both SpaceX and Boeing with producing crew-capable spacecraft to send into space.
Russia was apparently not impressed.
In a press conference after the successful launch, SpaceX boss Elon Musk said “the trampoline is working.” It was a reference to some disparaging remarks made by Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. This comment appeared to spark a very casual war of words between the US and Russia’s space group.
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