Kuchma: Elon Musk won Russia

the Head of the American company SpaceX Elon Musk “defeated Russia”. This opinion was expressed by the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, commenting on manned SpaceX launch and docking with the ISS.

Statement by Kuchma cites his press Secretary Darka olifer.

“Musk did something that is not capable of most countries in the world. I will say more: a Mask — one Mask — defeated Russia,” said Kuchma and added, so must the Ukrainian government, “if you want to succeed anywhere — including in the field of space.”

It is the cosmic sphere “becomes the focus of all innovations, litmus test of ready a country is to join the club of leaders of the new world.” “Ukraine has a modern technology, Nauchnaya, high quality staff and rich historical tradition for that,” — said Kuchma.

Recall, the ship the American company SpaceX, was launched on 30 may with the help of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Together with astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken the ISS also went toy dinosaur Dino Space, sewn from fabric and decorated with sequins. The convergence of the ISS began on may 31, about two hours before the docking, which took place ahead of schedule at 17:16 GMT.

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