“Mask defeated Russia”: Kuchma commented on the launch Crew Dragon

"Маск победил Россию": Кучма прокомментировал запуск Crew Dragon

The second President of Ukraine notes that Musk did something that is not capable of most of the world – moved to Russia, with its leading position in the global market.

If Ukraine wants to succeed in the field of space, must act according to the example of the American company SpaceX Elon musk.

This was stated by the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, commenting on the successful launch of the spacecraft Crew Dragon, according to his press Secretary Darka olifer in Facebook.

“Musk has done something that is not capable of most countries in the world. I will say more: a Mask – one Mask – defeated Russia. He actually pushed Moscow to its place on the world market. He decided what he wants to do, and persistently do what it takes. So must our government, if it wants to succeed anywhere else – including in the field of space,” said Kuchma.

According to him, “this area will now be all the more important she becomes the focus of all innovations, the litmus test of whether a country join the club of the leaders of the new world.”

“And I know that every chance and opportunity to do so until we left. Modern technology, scientific school, highly qualified personnel, finally rich historical tradition. But with this attitude to time is not working in our favor. In the years of my presidency Ukraine has proved that she not only needs help from abroad, but she may be needed the rest of the world. Dozens of countries used the services of our space carriers. Ukraine was among the world leaders,” reminded Kuchma.

To the question, is it possible today to return this status, the ex-President replied: “I Hope so”.

“And I know that if we don’t save the space industry, it will not only mean to change the glorious past. This will mean losing the pass to the future”, he concluded.

Booster Falcon 9 took off from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) the day before, may 30. On Board – astronauts, the National management of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA), Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. They have to stay there for four months, and then return to Earth.

At the launching ceremony was attended by the President of the United States Donald trump.

This launch was crucial in public-private partnership of the National aerospace administration of USA and of the company SpaceX, founded by entrepreneur and specialist in the field of high technology Musk.

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