As Andrei said in an interview with the Zvezda television channel, the academician’s family wrote the Mask after successfully launching the Crew Dragon into orbit. After that, the secretary of the American entrepreneur contacted them and invited the parties to communicate via video link.

“We talked for 20 minutes, in conversation he is a pleasant, very cheerful, very positive person, we laughed a lot. He respects the memory of my grandfather with great respect, considers him one of the greatest engineers and outstanding people of his time, ”said the grandson of Korolev.

The family of the Soviet rocket engineer congratulated Mask on the hasty launch of the ship, and they also discussed future projects of SpaceX.

The family members of the academician also invited the entrepreneur to Moscow to show "historical, cosmic places, which he is certainly interested in."

Musk responded by inviting them to look at the SpaceX plants and attend one of the upcoming launches after the opening of the air service.

Earlier, Ilon Mask said that he talked with the family of academician Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.