Four civilians, not astronauts, will have a mission in space with the Inspiration4 program . It is SpaceX’s first private mission.
Space tourism is reaching unimaginable levels. If we already saw the first efforts of Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin , now it is the turn of SpaceX who has raised the stakes and will send civilians to orbit space with Inspiration4 for several days .
E-commerce billionaire Jared Isaacman, 38; medical assistant Hayley Arceneaux, 29; aerospace data engineer Chris Sembroski, 42; and 51-year-old geoscience professor Sian Proctor are the first civilians chosen for this historic date, which kicks off space tourism trips for SpaceX.
The Inspiration4 journey
The civilians will be launched in a Crew Dragon capsule pushed aboard a Falcon rocket.
The fully automatic spacecraft will orbit the Earth three times at a height of 400 kilometers above the surface. The full flight time is 5 days and the crew have gone through multiple tests before, led by astronauts, so their bodies can adapt to microgravity.
What time will Inspiration4 leave
The space flight is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 15, with a launch window from 7 to 12 p.m. Peru time from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
You have to be vigilant because the fact that this launch can take place depends a lot on the weather.
How to watch the Inspiration4 launch live
The live video can be seen on the Netflix channel on YouTube, and the first four episodes of the documentary series “Cuenta Regresiva” can already be seen on its streaming platform .
The SpaceX account will also share the previews of the event from 4 in the afternoon.
Elon Musk’s company has announced several private missions in recent years, including a deal with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to fly the company’s Starship rocket on a trip around the moon in 2023 . SpaceX also has space tourism agreements with Axiom Space, which aims to bring four people to the International Space Station on a 10-day trip early next year , and Space Adventures, which plans to bring four tourists to orbit in a five-day “free flight” trip by 2022.