The Tesla executive, Elon Musk, joins the career of spacial tourism. This Wednesday, the mission «Inspiration4» with four civilian crew in your company’s Crew Dragon capsule SpaceX, and is expected to fly beyond the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).
In the month of July, billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos they crossed the space frontier with the Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin spacecraft, respectively. The mission was financed by the American billionaire Jared Isaacman, 38-year-old founder and CEO of payment processing company Shift4 Payment, who is also an experienced pilot, Télam reported.
“The risk is not zero,” Isaacman said in an episode of a Netflix documentary about the mission, and pointed out “you are traveling in a rocket at 28,000 kilometers per hour around the Earth. In that kind of environment there are risks. SpaceX has already brought about ten astronauts to the ISS on behalf of the NASA, but this will be the first time that non-professional astronauts will travel.
Takeoff is scheduled for this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Center launch pad 39A in Florida, from where the Apollo missions to the Moon took off. In addition to Isaacman, who will be the mission commander, three non-public figures were chosen for the trip.
The youngest member of the crew will be Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a survivor of childhood bone cancer, who represents “hope” and will become the first person with a prosthesis to go into space. Meanwhile, a former United States Air Force veteran, Chris Sembroski, who works in the aviation industry, will take the seat of “generosity.”
The crew will be completed with Sian Proctor, a 51-year-old science teacher who narrowly missed her chance to become a NASA astronaut in 2009 and will represent “prosperity.” The training of these civilians lasted several months and included experimenting with high G-force on a giant arm that rotates at high speed.
Likewise, they spent time at the SpaceX base, although the flight itself will be completely autonomous and during the three days they are in orbit, they will have their sleep, heart rate, blood and cognitive abilities analyzed in order to accumulate data for future use. missions with tourists.
“In all of human history, fewer than 600 human beings have reached space,” Isaacman said. “We are proud that our flight helps influence all those who travel after us,” he concluded.