American astronauts will continue to fly on Russian Soyuz spacecraft if the Russians will give the opportunity to use the spacecraft company SpaceX Elon musk. About it on may 31, the Agency “RIA Novosti” said the press Secretary of Corporation “Roskosmos” Vladimir Ustimenko.
A variant of such an “exchange” is discussed, he said.
“Roskosmos” I hope that Russian cosmonauts will be able to go to the International space station as the spacecraft Crew Dragon, and the Cockpit lady.
May 30 launch site in Florida (USA) launched the Falcon 9 rocket, which put into orbit the spacecraft Crew Dragon with two astronauts on Board (mission Crew Demo-2). This is the first ever launch of the space manned spacecraft made by a private company. May 31 the unit was docked with the orbital station, the crew joined the expedition to the ISS.
The launch of the Falcon 9, the U.S. resumed the program of manned flights, which were suspended in 2011, with the end of the space Shuttle program. From the time American astronauts flew into space on a Russian rocket “Soyuz”. The launch of every NASA astronaut pay Roskosmos more than $80 million At the same place on the ship SpaceX costs $55 million, it was reported on the website Space.com.