They have already orbited the Earth six times. The four space tourists who left Cape Canaveral on Wednesday and Thursday nights spent their first day in orbit aboard the SpaceX ship. In the program scientific research and conversations with young patients from St. Jude’s Hospital for Children with Cancer.
Children at St. Jude’s Hospital were able to speak to the Inspiration4 mission crew, “by asking them the question everyone is asking: Are there cows on the moon? The hospital tweeted.
Inspiration4 is the first space mission to consist entirely of civilians on board. The company founded by Elon Musk said on Twitter that the latter “circled the Earth 5.5 times, did the first set of scientific research and ate a few meals” before going to bed. This was mentioned on his Twitter account That he spoke to the crew and that “everything is fine”.
Billionaire Jared Isakman, medical assistant Hayley Arsenault, flight engineer Chris Simbrowski and science educator Sian Proctor will now join the Dragon Capsule Dome, a massive glass dome installed to give passengers a 360-degree view. degrees on the vacuum of space, which replaces the system normally intended to dock with the International Space Station.
The mission, called Inspiration4, which orbits the International Space Station – about 400 kilometers above sea level – is the first to go that far into space since the 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope. The goal is to raise $200 million for St. Existing and studying the effects of space on this crew of utterly amateurish astronauts.
The goal, however, is to prove that space travel is available to as many people as possible — even if it remains reserved for the wealthy for now, while the US and private companies like SpaceX are betting on space tourism. “missions like Inspiration4 are helping advance spaceflight so that everyone can go to orbit and beyond,” Elon Musk said in a tweet.
This mission broke a new record: there are currently 14 people in space. In 2009, there were 13 of them on the International Space Station (ISS). Currently, there are seven aboard the International Space Station and three Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, which brought them home to the Tiangong Space Station after 90 days.
The SpaceX mission concludes a summer marked by the billionaires’ journey across the final frontier: first Richard Branson on July 11, aboard the Virgo Galaxy, and, a few days later, Jeff Bezos, with his company Blue. Those first two flights provided only a few minutes of weightlessness for their crew, compared to the three full days of SpaceX tourists scheduled to land off the west coast of Florida on Saturday.
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