Dimitry Rogozin, Russian space program chief, took to Twitter amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine to warn that Russian expertise and technology would be necessary to keep the ISS in orbit and prevent it from crashing down onto the US or Europe.
‘If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from an uncontrolled deorbit and fall into the United States and Europe?’
To this, Elon replied, ‘SpaceX.’
When a Twitter user asked the billionaire if this meant SpaceX would keep the ISS from falling onto Earth, Musk said ‘Yes’ in response.
The head of Tesla and SpaceX also responded to another tweet, which depicted the ISS without the Russian section, and with a SpaceX Dragon attached instead.
‘Good thread,’ Musk replied to the tweet thread.
Meanwhile, Musk announced on Saturday that Starlink had been activated in Ukraine after Internet service was disrupted across the country following the Russian invasion.
On Saturday afternoon, Musk answered the call and said he would be sending Starlink receivers to the country.