SpaceX sends its manned mission into space
SpaceX sends its manned mission into space

SpaceX has launched four citizens into space, kicking off the first ever manned mission to orbit without any professional astronauts on board.

The mission, called Inspiration4, represents companies like SpaceX's run by Elon Musk to standardize space travel for tourists (not just government astronauts) and is the latest private attempt in space.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on schedule from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and flew over the east coast of Florida.

Inside the capsule is billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isakman (Jared Isakman), a well-trained pilot and founder of payment processing company Shift4 Payments, his selection and payment to travel with. The other three people.

The crew entered the flexible cabin of the kite on the rocket. About a year ago, it was this spacecraft that sent four government astronauts to the International Space Station.

But for Inspiration4, the capsule will not dock with the space station. It plans to orbit the Earth for three days at an altitude of about 580 kilometers above the Earth's surface. It's the longest manned spaceflight since NASA's last Hubble Telescope repair mission in 2009.

About 9 minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9's first backup stage returned to Earth. A few minutes later, the Crew Dragon capsule separated from the rocket's second stage as it left Earth's atmosphere, sending the Inspiration4 crew into orbit. Over the next hour and a half, the capsule gradually increased its orbit.

SpaceX sends its manned mission into space

The Crew Dragon spacecraft and its crew are in symbolic orbit, said SpaceX engineer and broadcaster Andy Tran (Andy Tran). A live camera in the space capsule showed crew members waving their hands.

Its mission is to raise millions of donations for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Isaacman donated $100 million to the hospital. His goal is to raise another $100 million thanks to the Inspiration4 mission.

Isaacman, who funded most of the housework, did not say how much he paid for a kite seat per crew member. But the cost of a seat is usually about $55 million per person.

The Inspiration4 Crew Dragon capsule is designed to deliver more travel experiences from NASA astronauts.

A few months before the mission, SpaceX installed a massive glass dome. The goal is to give Inspiration4 passengers the opportunity to visualize space through 360 degrees in orbit.

Although the glass dome has not yet been tested in space. However, prior to our aviation safety review, it went through a rigorous testing and certification process.

In addition, all crew members participate in a study on the effects of microgravity on the human body.

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