SpaceX: Elon Musk takes advantage of its successful launch to have fun with Russians

Elon Musk after the successful launch of the SpaceX capsule, May 30, 2020. Saul MARTINEZ / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AF

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SpaceX boss Elon Musk was thrilled after the successful launch of his space capsule on Saturday May 30. For the first time in years, the United States sent a manned space flight and the American billionaire took advantage of a press conference to tickle Russian cosmonauts.


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When it comes to space exploration, politics is never far away and it's as if it hasn't changed since the Cold War. This Sunday, May 31, the American billionaire Elon Musk took advantage of a press conference on the successful launch of his first manned flight to respond to the Russian mockery of 2014 .

6 years ago, Dmitri Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency, had tackled the Americans on their inability to conduct manned space flights: "  They have such a hard time sending people into space that soon they will need a trampoline to reach the International Space Station  . "

" The trampoline works "

In front of the press, Elon Musk was not asked to answer him, hilarious, alongside the boss of NASA. You see that the trampoline works,  " launched the founder of SpaceX. The formula hit the headlines on social networks and caused a wave of mockery from Internet users.

Russia's official response was quick to come. “  We don't really understand the hysteria triggered by the successful launch of the capsule. What should have happened a long time ago ended up happening,  ”said Roscosmos, the Russian space agency's spokesman, Vladimir Uustimenko.

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