SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has expressed his admiration for Russian rocket technology in a tweet on Thursday.
Musk’s tweet came in response to an article published by the technology outlet Ars Technica, who said that the Russian Soyuz spacecraft cannot compete with SpaceX’s spacecraft. In December, SpaceX CEO also praised the design of Russia’s RD-180 fuel-powered rocket engine.
“Russia has excellent rocket technique and best engine currently flying”, Musk tweeted.
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Last month, Musk made headlines in Russia after respond to in Russian on Twitter to “How do you think that, @elonmusk? ” meme that went viral over a year ago. The phrase was born after Musk launched a red Tesla Roadster on his SpaceX rocket against Mars on February 6, 2018.
Russian social media users responded to the technical entrepreneur Achievements with an Irish touch, tweeting photoshopped images claiming to show Russia’s technical superiority over Musk.
The privately run SpaceX company is seen as a competitor of Russia’s state space program.
In October last year, the head of the Russian Space Agency accused Musk and SpaceX of trying to push Moscow out of the rocket market by lowering the prices of commercial space flights.