Plans a company SpaceX has sent its first fully civilian mission into space at the end of 2021 in a philanthropic-focused mission led by tech entrepreneur (Jared Isaacman).
The company said in Press release: It Picks Three People to Go Together with Isacman into orbit aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.
Shift4 Payments CEO Isaacman said: He donated $ 100 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and wants to help raise another $ 200 million by inviting people to donate at least $ 10 to St. Jude for a chance to be selected.
Three people are chosen to represent the pillars of the mission of leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity, and SpaceX said: The full crew will be announced in the coming weeks.
The mission is named Inspiration4, in recognition of the four-member team’s mission to inspire support for the hospital and send a humanitarian message to help treat childhood cancer.
The flight represents a new era for human spaceflight and exploration, and Isaacman donates the three mission seats alongside him to crew members who will be chosen to represent the pillars of the mission of leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity.
This is an important milestone towards enabling access to space for all, Musk said, adding that it is part of SpaceX’s broader goal of cutting costs over time and making space available for everyone.
The Inspiration4 crew is undergoing training from SpaceX via its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon vehicle, including a special focus on orbit mechanics, work in microgravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing.
Crew members must be physically and mentally fit for training, and are less than 198 cm tall and weigh less than 114 kg, according to the official fundraising rules.
The crew receives emergency preparedness training, space suits, entry and exit exercises for spacecraft, in addition to partial and complete mission simulations.
The competition official rules said: The four-member crew spends up to five days in the Crew Dragon capsule as it orbits Earth every 90 minutes along its designated flight path.
The mission is launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is carefully monitored at every step by SpaceX Mission Control.
At the conclusion of the multi-day journey, the Crew Dragon will return to Earth’s atmosphere and land in the waters off the coast of Florida.