Musk, one of the world’s richest folks, on Sunday tagged the Kremlin’s account on Twitter together with the invitation. In a separate tweet in Russian, he added: “It would be a great honour to speak with you.”
было бы большой честью поговорить с вами
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1613251178000
Speaking to reporters Monday, Peskov mentioned the Kremlin first wanted to know the specifics of the 49-12 months-outdated SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s proposal.
“This is, of course, a very interesting proposal, but we need to somehow understand what is meant, what is proposed,” Putin’s spokesman mentioned.
“So first we will somehow check all this, and then we will react.”
He additionally famous, referring to Musk’s suggestion that the lads chat on Clubhouse that “President Putin doesn’t instantly use social networks”.
Clubhouse, the audio chat app well-liked amongst tech billionaires, permits customers to start out or hearken to conversations in digital “rooms” of as much as 5,000 folks.
Musk’s proposal comes after SpaceX in November despatched 4 astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), ending Russia’s monopoly as the one nation capable of ferry astronauts.
After the shutdown of American shuttles in 2011, the Russian Soyuz rocket had grow to be the one spacecraft succesful of bringing astronauts to the ISS.
With the appearance of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, Russia faces a sizeable dent in revenue. A seat in the Soyuz prices NASA round $80 million.
Musk, who has mentioned he needs to colonise Mars, has additionally invested billions into synthetic intelligence and cryptocurrency.