"I've already put a teaspoon on the fire."
The commander of Russia's space program is very eager for Elan Musk to come and meet him. On several occasions, SpaceX founder Dmitry Rogozin has invited to come to Kazakhstan on October 5 for the launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, which will carry three Russians to the International Space Station.
One might call it a sinister target in Rogozin's invitation, a "ridiculous" remark reminiscent of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer who fled to Britain in 2000 after criticizing Vladimir Putin's rise to power. Authority. Six years after leaving Russia, Litvinenko was poisoned by drinking tea containing polonium, and died three weeks later, when Western intelligence services finally concluded that he had been poisoned by Russian agents. It has been established that they acted with Putin's approval.
So the mask probably won't go to Russia. And perhaps he does not intend to have tea with Dmitry Rogozin. However, trying to understand Rogozin's motives for the mask in this way is invaluable.Advertising
What Dmitriy Wants
Rogosin has been passive since taking over Roscosmos in 2018. An aggressive relationship with Rogozin's mask often responds to SpaceX's success with grit and courage, saying the company's engineers are too lenient or That their rockets and spacecraft are not safe enough for Russian cosmonauts to ride.
At the same time, Rogozin noted that SpaceX is largely eliminating large revenue streams for the Russian space industry. More importantly, Crew Dragon cut about $400 million a year from NASA, which was paying Roscosmos annually to get the crew to the International Space Station. In addition, SpaceX prevented Congress from purchasing RD-180 rocket engines from Russia to overturn congressional orders. The low-cost Falcon 9 eventually decimated the Russian Proton rocket trade, which was once a working horse but is now launched roughly once a year. Soyuz-FG missile crash "src="https://safirsoft.com/picsbody/2109/10164-1.jpg "alt=" https://safirsoft.com Why is Dmitry Rogozin so thirsty for the Ilan Mask flight to Russia? Dmitry Rogozin was photographed in October 2018, after a Soyuz-FG missile failure. Alexei Filippov / TASS via Getty Images
Why play with a good mask? There are at least two good reasons. First of all, if Rogozin wants to Indeed, to meet Musk in Russia, he and the Russian space program can enjoy his reflection.Sergei Korolov's grandson meets at SpaceX headquarters, and Musk no doubt says good things about such a trip to the Russian space program.
It's possible Being important for Rogozin is to absorb the mask at the upcoming Soyuz launch, because Rogozin and Roscosmos played an important role in this flight.Led by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplorov and carrying two other passengers: Yulia Presald and film director Klim Shipenko.The actor and director will spend about 10 days at the International Space Station filming a movie Titled The Challenge.Advertisement
This film project drew criticism in the cosmonaut squad. Russia was excluded from the space company's budget due to rapid changes in flight schedules and film budgets.However, the The film is a top priority for Rogozin, as he is keen to show Something in the 60th year since the historic first spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin in April 1961. "Technologies and drawing the attention of the international community to the memory of Yuri's flight," veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikin said in an interview with Novaya Gazeta earlier this year. / p>
According to Rogozin, the production of the first "feature film" in space is another "first" date for Russia in space, along with Gagarin's flight lines. Valentina Tershkova in 1963, and other Soviet abuses in the 1960s. the future.
"We need to systematically approach our space through research and crew training programs without changing the script midway through the show. If you make a promise and don't keep it, you dare put it aside for someone more," Yurchikin said, referring to Rogozin's command. merit and do not deprive him of it. Demonstrating superiority requires real achievements and victories.” This is done in silence. Only then will we give our society a foundation in the future to boldly declare to the world that space is ours!” p>
Unlocking Ilan’s defiant mask attracts the attention of Rogozin as he desperately seeks to create an image. The Russian space program, which is Hollywood, not the village of Potemkin.
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