Skip to comments.Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"
Posted on 06/01/2020 8:21:57 AM PDT by Zenyatta
MOSCOW, May 31 (Reuters) - Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.
SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, on Saturday launched two Americans into orbit from Florida en route to the International Space Station (ISS), a landmark mission that ended Russia's monopoly on flights there.
Trump, who observed the launch, said the United States had regained its place as the world's leader in space, that U.S. astronauts would soon land on Mars, and that Washington would soon have "the greatest weapons ever imagined in history."
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Hysterical? I think the Russians just might be hysterical about this turn of events. LOL!
They no longer can charge $70 million per astronaut
Nor garner the publicity for the launch and landings.
Worst Putin Puppet, ever.
How much will Musk and Nasa charge?
Russians aren’t very subtle hiding their emotions.
They project waaaaay too much.
Would SpaceX ever launch from Russian soil?
NASAs Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agencys auditor, said in a report last Thursday that NASA will pay $90 million to fly with Boeing and just $55 million to fly with SpaceX. Both NASA and Boeing pushed back on OIGs report, with the company saying in a press release that it rejects the average seat price assessment.
NASA believes the seat prices identified in the OIG report are overstated because they did not account for the cargo capability of the Boeing and SpaceX systems, NASA spokesperson Josh Finch said in a statement.
Cargo launch has been $60 million with a new first stage. The manned module has now replaced the pure cargo ship used in prior launches.
must be hard for Russia lately - not much for them to show ‘hysteria’ over at all
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