Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX will take four specials into space this year with its Crew Dragon capsule. Describing the upcoming mission as Inspiration4, the space company plan to carry out the mission from the Kennedy Space Center in the final quarter of this year, which stands out as “the world’s first civilian mission”.
Everyone who participates in the flight will be given various trainings
Jared Isaacman, founder of Shift4 and Payments, will be at the head of the expedition, one of whose goals is to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To that end, Isaacman will donate two of the remaining three seats in the Dragon capsule to members of the public. At the same time, one of the ways to participate in Inspiration4 will be to donate to the hospital.
In addition, the multi-day journey around the world will end off the coast of Florida.
In addition, everyone involved in the flight will receive training from SpaceX with the course, which touches on things like orbital mechanics and how to move in zero gravity. In addition to this training, there will also be training on how to use a spacesuit and respond to emergency developments.
Let’s note that Inspiration4 is the second special mission SpaceX has ever planned for the Crew Dragon capsule, which only carries NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
Finally, early next year, SpaceX also plans to fly four commercial astronauts for $55 million each on a ten-day trip to the ISS.