They have already orbited the Earth six times. The four space tourists who took off on Wednesday and Thursday nights from Cape Canaveral spent their first day in orbit On a SpaceX ship. In the programme, scientific research and discussions with young patients from St. Jude’s Hospital for Children with Cancer.
Jude’s Hospital children 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 private citizens on board. The company founded by Elon Musk said on Twitter that the latter “circled the Earth 5.5 times, carried out the first series of scientific research and ate a few meals” before going to bed. This one is referenced on his Twitter account That he spoke to the crew and that “everything is fine”.
“Enabling everyone to go into orbit and beyond”
Billionaire Jared Isaacman, paramedic Hayley Arsenault, flight engineer Chris Sembrowski and science educator Sian Proctor will now join the Dragon Capsule Dome, a massive glass dome installed to provide passengers with 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 far beyond the International Space Station – about 400 kilometers above sea level – is the first to go that far in space since a mission to repair the Hubble Telescope in 2009. It aims to raise $200 million for St. Existing and studying the effects of space on this crew of all-amateur astronauts.
The goal, however, is to prove that space travel is available to as many people as possible – Even if they remain for the time being reserved for the rich While the United States and private companies such as SpaceX are betting on space tourism. “missions like Inspiration4 are helping advance spaceflight to allow everyone to travel to orbit and beyond,” Elon Musk said in a tweet.
Scheduled return on Saturday
With this mission, a new record was broken: there are currently 14 people in space. There were 13 of them on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009. There are currently seven on the International Space Station and three Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, which brought them home after 90 days in the Tiangong space station.
The SpaceX mission concludes a summer marked by billionaires’ journey over the last frontier: first Richard Branson on July 11, aboard the ship Virgo galaxy ship, and then a few days later, Jeff Bezos, with his company Blue Origin. Those first two flights offered just a few minutes of weightlessness for their crew, compared to three full days of SpaceX tourists scheduled to land on Saturday off the west coast of Florida.
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