HAWTHORNE, California – The businessman and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, on Sunday paid tribute to the success of the Russian and Chinese rocket scientists. An American entrepreneur shared his opinion on foreign progress in space exploration on a personal Twitter page.
It’s amazing that Boeing and Lockheed have to use the Russian engine on the Atlas ship, but the design of this device is simply perfect,” he praised the Russian RD-180 power unit mounted on an Atlas V rocket.
A little later, Elon Musk appreciated the success in the development of the Chinese space industry, which in the outgoing year surpassed the American one in the number of launches.
The amazing progress of China in space. This year, for the first time, they performed more orbital launches than the USA, he wrote.
A few days ago, Musk announced the successful implementation of another own project, opening the first high-speed automobile tunnel near Los Angeles.