Space X Mission Inspiration4: Space X launches four civilian crew into orbit
Space X sent the first civilian crew into orbit on the Inspiration4 flight Wednesday at 8:02 pm ET without any professional astronauts. This is the first time such a mission has been organized.
The Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center. It was made up of four private citizens who were the Crew Dragon capsule modified to orbit around the earth.
Recently, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin also embarked on that journey. However, they simply ascended to the edge of space and returned to earth. It was only an hour drive. But Inspiration 4 will travel in a higher orbit than the International Space Station to circle Earth.
about the crew
Among the four lucky people, one is Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire who dropped out of high school. His motive is to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital but promoting the flight. Jared is a qualified pilot who can fly commercial and military aircraft. He made a deal with Space X at the end of 2020. However, when asked about the amount Jared is paying Space X, he didn’t say the amount. Instead, he said it was much less than his goal, which is $200 million for St. Jude.
It was a dream for Jared Isaacman as he said in a press conference that started “10 months ago”. Other people have joined Jared on this mission. The first is Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude. She had bone cancer when she was a child. However, she was treated at St. Jude itself.
The second person is Chris Sembroski. He is an aerospace worker from Seattle. He was selected for the mission based on his donations to St. Jude from among 72,000 entries.
The third person is Sian Proctor. He is a trained pilot as well as an educator. In addition, he was in the finals of the 2009 NASA astronaut class.
Mission Space X Inspiration 4 on Netflix
The Inspiration 4 mission was highlighted when Isaacman and Space X announced this project in a television commercial during the Space Bowl. They encouraged people to participate in the mission and apply for it.
Additionally, the mission is being promoted by Netflix in the form of documentaries. Netflix he has called it “Countdown: Inspiration 4 Mission to Space”. In this documentary you can see all the preparations and the flight of the team.
They have done so by capturing every action of the crew members over the past few months. The cameras that are recording their preparation and reactions have been present.