Disinfo: SpaceX success was made possible by Russian engineers

Summary

The successful docking process achieved by Elon Musk’s manned Dragon spacecraft was made possible by an IDA docking device developed by Russian engineers and used by Russian manned Soyuz spacecraft.

Disproof

SpaceX third space station docking port was assembled by Boeing from American and Russian spare parts.

The shuttle’s docking system and the station’s pressurized mating adapters were based on the Androgynous Peripheral Attach System, or APAS, designed to accommodate U.S. spacecraft connecting in orbit with Russian vehicles.

According to Mark Mulqueen, Boeing’s space station program manager: “The APAS was the Russian system that the U.S. and Russia built a derivative for Apollo-Soyuz”.

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  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Russian superiority
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