Once again, Dmitry Rogozin, director-general of Russia’s Roscosmos Space Agency, is attacking the US government.
On Monday, the US Department of Commerce lifted economic sanctions against a long list of Chinese and Russian companies with ties to their respective terrorists, Ars Technica Report. They include the Progress Rocket Space Center in Samara, Russia, which produces Soyuz rockets that astronauts and Cosmonauts have rode on the International Space Station for nearly a decade. Rogozin has not been thrilled about the burned bridge, calling the sanctions “illegal” and “stupid” – and drawing attention to the volatile relationship between the two major space powers in the process.
Inside the jab
Rogoz seems to have privately taken the sanctions, saying on his 2014 comment that NASA could use a trampoline to send astronauts to space if it was going to cut ties with Roscosmos is.
After taking ISS astronauts into the spacecraft in June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk commented on the subtlety of Rozosin’s face, which is Trazoline’s comment.
Rozogin argues that the US government would not have thought through the notion of banning a company on which she relied for the better part of a decade.
“Now it turns out that our American allies are re-working their ‘trampoline, and the first thing is that they spit well in Samara,” Rozzin said of the restrictions, Ars. “Isn’t it too early, colleagues, if your ‘trampoline’ suddenly breaks again and you have to satisfy your passion for space again from our well?”
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