Elon Musk Says SpaceX Can Protect International Space Station After Russian Threat
Elon Musk said SpaceX will save the ISS, response to the Russian space chief’s claims “ISS could crash into Earth”
Recently, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, has announced on Saturday that SpaceX will protect the ISS(International Space Station) from crashing to Earth. This was a response to the recent announcement by Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Space Chief. Dmitry announced that the International Space Station (ISS) could crash down to Earth, due to new US sanctions against the country.
Dmitry Rogozin tweeted on Thursday: “If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from an uncontrolled deorbit and fall into the United States or Europe?” Then Elon Musk replied to the tweet by posting the logo of SpaceX. Fans and followers of Elon retweeted the post. That was something like a Goosebumps Moment to the fans.
The International Space Station is divided into two different segments. The Russian Orbital Section and US Orbital Section. From this, we can see that Russia has the control to change the location of the ISS.
According to CNN, US President Joe Biden said Thursday that the “additional strong sanctions” will “degrade (Russia’s) aerospace industry, including their space program,”
“We have purposely designed these sanctions to maximize the long-term impact on Russia and minimize the impact on the United States and our allies,”
However, Russia’s Space Agency Chief is still threatening the world. In Dmitry Rogozin’s tweets, he threatened the sanctions could have severe consequences for the ISS and “destroy” international cooperation related to the ISS.
“There is also the possibility of a 500 tonne ISS structure falling on India and China,” The Russian space agency’s chief tweeted, “Do you want to threaten them with such a prospect? The ISS does not fly over Russia, therefore all the risks are yours. Are you ready for them?”
Shazam! Elon Musk suddenly appeared and indirectly said that SpaceX will protect the ISS from crashing to Earth, A Twitter user asked if that’s what Musk meant. And Musk simply replied: “Yes.”
According to Euro News, NASA announced that it “continues working with Roscosmos and our other international partners in Canada, Europe, and Japan to maintain safe and continuous ISS operations.”
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