Moscow: Dmitry Rogozin, the Head of Russian space agency Roscosmos said he would not hire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to get help with reusable rocketry. Also Read - Tesla Value Hits $420 Billion, Elon Musk Thanks Hardworking Team
Rogozin, who at times engages in indirect Twitter duels with Musk over rockets and the space industry, said he would gladly meet the multi-billionaire if he ever comes to Russia for a private visit. Also Read - Jeff Bezos World's First Person to Hit Net Worth of 200 Billion Dollar, Elon Musk Becomes Centibillionaire
“He’s a busy man, I’m a busy man, why should I invite him?” web portal Russia Today quoted Rogozin as saying on Saturday. Also Read - Elon Musk Claims That Pyramids Were 'Obviously' Built by Aliens, Gets Invite From Egypt to Visit Them
While Rogozin has not met Musk as yet, he frequently reacts publicly to the SpaceX CEO’s tweets and slams SpaceX over “killing competitors.”
Earlier in March, Rogozin congratulated Musk on the very first flight of the new reusable SpaceX ship – the Crew Dragon – to which Musk replied – “we have always admired your rocket and spacecraft technology”.
Later, however, it emerged that Roscosmos complained to NASA, alleging the Crew Dragon brought a mysterious alcohol odour aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the report said.
The claim was made after the spacecraft itself was destroyed in a powerful blast during ground tests.