Elon Musk conducted an excursion for the descendants of Sergei Korolev
Korolyov's grandson and great-grandson saw SpaceX.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk met with Andrey and Pavel Korolev, grandson and great-grandson of the founder of practical cosmonautics from Ukraine Sergei Korolev. An American engineer gave them a tour with his company, Chronicle.info reports with reference to Channel 24.
The meeting took place on September 3. Andrey Korolev shared the results of the meeting on his social networks.
Excursion to SpaceX from Musk
We are incredibly grateful to Musk for the invitation, hospitality and an unforgettable almost hour-long personal meeting. Our thanks go to Elon's team for an impressive tour of SpaceX,
– said the grandson of the legendary designer.
He stressed that during the excursion he was able to see firsthand how the engines, rockets and the CrewDragon spacecraft are being assembled.
& # 171; Keep moving the world forward, Mr. Mask! & # 187; – summed up Andrey Korolev.
Why the famous Sergey Korolev
- The Soviet designer is considered the founder of practical cosmonautics.
- Under the leadership of Sergei Korolev, they launched the first intercontinental ballistic missile, the first artificial Earth satellite, carried out the first manned space flight and manned spacewalk.
- By the way, the engineer was born in Zhitomir and is a Ukrainian by nationality. His family name is Koroliv, which was modified in Soviet times in the Russian manner.
Interesting! In early 2021, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited Elon Musk to Ukraine. He suggested that the engineer visit the National Museum of Cosmonautics named after Sergei Korolev in Zhitomir.
Message from the Museum of Cosmonautics:
Meeting of the Korolevs and the Mask
< em> Yesterday, September 3, Andrey and Pavel Korolev, the grandson and great-grandson of Sergei Pavlovich, met with Musk, after which Andrey shared his impressions on one of the social networks:
& # 171; Incredibly grateful to Mask for the invitation, hospitality and an unforgettable almost one hour personal meeting. Our thanks go to Elon's team for an impressive tour of SpaceX and the opportunity to see firsthand how the engines, rockets and CrewDragon are made up. Keep moving the world forward, Mr. Musk! & # 187;