On may 30, the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket took place, which put the Crew Dragon manned spacecraft of SpaceX into orbit. This is the first ship in 9 years with astronauts on Board, which went into space from the United States (Cape Canaveral). On may thirty-first, the Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the ISS.
YUZHMASH congratulates SpaceX on the successful continuation of their ambitious and breakthrough project. This launch in itself is historic not only for SpaceX, but for the entire space industry as a whole. For the first time in the history of space flight, the United States entrusted the fate of its astronauts to a private engineering company.
The former head of Yuzhmash, the second President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, made a comment on the significant event. In particular, he said: “I am truly amazed at what the faith and perseverance of virtually one person has achieved. This is a real person.
But on the other hand, I am sorry, because what Elon Musk has achieved, my country has not yet achieved.”
Leonid Kuchma also added that Ukraine may be necessary for the rest of the world in the field of space activities: “Dozens of countries have used the services of our space carriers. Ukraine was among the world leaders.
Is it possible to restore this status today? I hope so. And I know for a fact that if we don’t preserve the space industry, it won’t just mean betraying the glorious past. This also means losing your pass to the future. »