Russian cosmonauts in the future will be able to fly to the ISS on the SpaceX ships
The first launch of the manned version of the spaceship Dragon V2, created SpaceX engineers, previously scheduled for November 2019. Natural for many was the question: how long astronauts from different countries will be able to fly on these ships to the International Space Station? Well, it seems, now we know at least the opinion of the official representatives of the state corporation "Roscosmos" on this score.
"Flights Roscosmos cosmonauts, as well as manned missions in general, on the spaceship Dragon can begin only after the flight tests of the American shuttle, and NASA after receiving the certification," - said the representative of the state corporation "Roscosmos".
Currently, cosmonauts and astronauts will fly to the International Space Station only to missiles series of "Union" in Russia. Earlier this year, NASA released information that the Russian cosmonaut plan to include in the Dragon V2 crew that will travel to the ISS in November 2019. On board the ship, along with Russia's need to fly three astronauts from the United States. At the launch of the ship's company SpaceX Dragon V2 and the American government made a special rate. Firstly, it will weaken the US dependence on Russia in terms of the delivery of its astronauts to the space station, and secondly, it will increase the size of the crew of the International Space Station with six to seven people. The first flight of Dragon V2 to the ISS was originally scheduled for April 2019, and, if nothing intervenes in SpaceX plans, we will be able to witness yet another historic event for the company a year later.