Elon Musk Says 'Bring It On' After Russian Space Chief Touts Amur Rocket, Says It Can Be Reused Up To 5X More Than SpaceX's Falcon 9

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has accepted a challenge from the Russian space agency chief, Yuri Borisov, who said Roscosmos's Amur rocket can be reused up to five times more than the Falcon 9.

What Happened: Musk is raring to go after Russian space agency's Borisov big talk during a lecture at the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia.

Speaking to the students about Russia's future space plans, Borisov claimed that the Amur-CNG rocket currently under development could be reused 50 to 100 times.

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If Roscosmos manages to do it, it would put the Falcon 9's record 20 reuses to shame.

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Musk, though, is confident and accepted Borisov's challenge.

"Bring it on."

Why It Matters: Musk’s acceptance of the challenge is significant given his track record in the space industry.

SpaceX has been a pioneer in reusable rocket technology, with the Falcon 9 rocket being reused 20 times so far. This is a significant achievement, as it has helped SpaceX reduce the cost of space travel.

It also offers a new challenge to Musk, who has bemoaned stagnation and criticized slow progress on the space exploration front. He wants to build a city on Mars in 20 years and thinks humanity should have a moon base and be among the stars.

Back in December 2023, Musk outlined his ambitious plans for Starship production, emphasizing the importance of reusable rockets in SpaceX’s long-term goals.

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