Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s all-civilian spaceship to launch next week -- All you need to know about Inspiration4

Sep 6, 2021

By: Shadab Rabbani

What is Inspiration4?

Inspiration4 will be the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit the earth.

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Mission

To raise awareness and funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee that treats cancer in children.

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Seats

All four seats on the spacecraft were purchased by billionaire Jared Isaacman, 38, founder of Shift4 Payments.

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Commander

The mission will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, who is also an accomplished jet pilot.

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Crew

The crew members are Jared Isaacman, Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, Medical Officer Hayley Arceneaux, and Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski.

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Launch

The SpaceX spacecraft will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 15.

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Spacecraft

Space X’s Crew Dragon will be used during the mission, which can carry up to 7 passengers to and from Earth orbit, and beyond.

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Journey

The spacecraft will orbit the Earth for three days before splashing into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Distance from Earth

It will orbit the Earth at a distance of 575 kilometres, which is higher than the International Space Station at 408 kilometres.

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