meThis morning the company of Elon musk, Spacex, threw successfully to space the mission ‘Inspiration4’, in which for the first time four civilians they have traveled to space without any professional astronauts on board.
About the 2:00 in the morning (Spanish time), the ship took off successfully and with it the dream of its four crew members (two men and two women), the members of ‘Inspiration4’.
This was the launch of the mission ‘Inspiration4’
Three days orbiting the Earth
No astronauts on board Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, Christopher Sembroski and Hayley Arceneaux they will be alone for the three days they will orbit the Earth. Something that some wanted from a very young age and that is now a reality thanks to Jared isaacman, one of the four crew members, and 200 million I paid for the adventure. Money that gift to the fight against childhood cancer.
Hours before launch, the expectation was maximum. Many planted the chair and even the telescope to see it up close. There are those who compared it to the arrival of man to the moonas it is a mission hysterical.
The space, “accessible to all”
The mission seeks that in the future “the space is more accessible to all who wish to go“, Assures the president SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell.
The take off of the dragon capsule of Elon Musk’s company took place in the Kennedy Space Center rocket-powered Falcon 9 that had already been used previously (the B1062), also Spacex.
This historic step for private space travel continues several months of great activity of the US space agency POT thanks to SpaceX’s reusable rockets and capsules, which reduce the costs of new commercial missions, which began in 2020.
But this time the crew are the billionaire and pilot Jared isaacman, the aeronautical engineer Chris Sembroski, the medical assistant Hayley Arceneaux, who is a cancer survivor, and the scientist and educator Sian Proctor.
The four civilians, who received training for six months on maneuvers in zero gravity, will now cross the Earth at a speed of about 28,160 kilometers per hour and they will go around this planet every 90 minutes.
Isaacman, 38, Sembroki (42), Arceneaux (29) and Proctor (51) They were also prepared for emergencies, spacecraft and spacesuit entry and exit exercises, as well as partial and full mission simulations.