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Roscosmos Called The Shortcomings Of Elon Musk's Ship Crew Dragon

Roscosmos Called The Shortcomings Of Elon Musk's Ship Crew Dragon

Specialists of Roscosmos listed the disadvantages of the Crew Dragon spacecraft of SpaceX Elon Musk, according to a material in the magazine of The Russian Space Corporation. Among the disadvantages, experts called the inconvenient design of the ship, the placement of engines behind the cabin wall, and the lack of a normal toilet.

Experts have questioned the safety of the crew is near "a couple of tons of toxic fuel components" supplied under pressure to the engines of the emergency rescue system. The article also notes the capacity of the ship's cabin. According to experts, it is much more spacious than the Soyuz spacecraft, since it is designed for seven astronauts. At the same time, NASA cut the crew to four people. "It turns out that to solve its main task – to deliver people to the ISS – the new ship still looks oversized," the article notes.

The toilet at each use was separated from the rest of the cabin by a symbolic screen, which the astronauts who flew on the Shuttle complained about, the article States. At the same time, the article notes that the Crew Dragon is more reliable and cheaper than the shuttles operated before 2011 in the United States.

This is not the first statement of Roscosmos about Crew Dragon. At the end of May, after the launch of the ship into orbit, the official representative of the state Corporation Vladimir Ustimenko said that Roscosmos "did not see anything unusual in a successful launch." "The hysteria that arose after the successful launch of the Crew Dragon ship is not very clear. Something happened that should have happened a long time ago," he wrote on Twitter.