Video.  Portrait of Philip Croison, the French adventurer who dreams of being the first disabled person to leave space thanks to Elon Musk

Video. Portrait of Philip Croison, the French adventurer who dreams of being the first disabled person to leave space thanks to Elon Musk

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In 2010, adventurer Philip Croizon, a quadrupedal amputee, crossed the canal. Seven years later, he took part in the Paris-Dakar. He has written to Elon Musk, the American billionaire at SpaceX, asking him to send him into space. the answer? Yes ! Excerpt from the magazine “8:30 p.m. Saturday”.

Frenchman Eric Croizon’s goal is to enter the history of space conquest by becoming the first disabled person to go into space. So, on November 20, 2020, he wrote on Twitter to the head of SpaceX and Tesla: Hello Elon [Musk]And I’m a French adventurer with no arms and no legs, you can send me into space to show that anything is possible.”

The businessman, surprised by his temper, answered in the following hours: “One day we will try to send you to the Starship.” Hope is real for Philip Croizon, a quadruple amputee. And specialists are already working on creating the appropriate prosthetics …

“The fact that I’m here is really a victory.”

The French went to Cape Canaveral, in the United States, in early September 2021 to meet Elon Musk and watch the flight of a Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX. “The fact that I’m here is really a victory. And then, if I ever get the chance to go into space, that’ll be the icing on the cake.”, He said.

The four SpaceX space tourists began their three-day zero-gravity journey on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, aboard a Dragon capsule in orbit at an altitude of 590 kilometers. that they It landed Saturday night off Florida, capping the first orbital mission in history without a professional astronaut on board.

> Excerpt from “8:30 pm on Saturday” magazine for November 28, 2020.

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