Are you aware of the battle of mockery that took place after the successful launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon? Well, it was the owner of the space manufacturing company who couldn’t abstain from taking a jibe at Dimitry Rogozin following his organisation’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Swiping the reliance
To put it shortly, the expedition, however, attempted to bring an end to Russia’s monopoly of operating flights for NASA which was formerly dependent on the country’s rockets to ferry astronauts to and from the space station.
Challenging the impossible
Reigniting the old rift, Musk remarked at a post-launch news conference saying “the trampoline is working” at Russia’s Roscosmos. And that draws upon Mr Rogozin, the then deputy prime minister’s tweet from 2014 which read, “After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest to the USA to bring their astronauts to the International Space Station using a trampoline.” Yes, the ironical statement made its way to reality unexpectedly.
Gaining a renewed feat
However, the feud didn’t get over there as Mr Rogozin took over the platform once again following the recent squabble. He shared, “Dear Jim Bridenstine, it’s safe to congratulate you at this point with a successful launch and docking. Bravo! I know how anxious you were for this major event to become a success. I wish NASA team to successfully finish up reconstructing its national space transportation system to the ISS. Please convey my sincere greetings to Elon Musk (I loved his joke) and SpaceX team.”
Indeed, the bicker gets much evident after the continued clash.
Moving beyond argument
Later on, Musk admitted his devotion for the project as he said, “It’s been 18 years working towards this goal. It’s really hard to believe that it’s happened. This is a craft made by humans, for humans, I think it’s something humanity should be proud about occurring on this day.”
Lastly, the historical juncture needs to be celebrated as a success above everything.