After SpaceX was the first commercial space company to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) last year, it will now send four tourists into orbit for the first time. It should be the first fully civilian space mission ever. The launch is scheduled for the end of this year.
The space mission will be led by Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments. It also sponsors the other three seats on the plane. Inspiration4’s space mission aims to raise money for a children’s hospital in Memphis that specializes in cancer treatment.
It remains unknown who will be sitting next to Isaac in the Dragon Capsule. All seats on board are sold to those who can purchase them. The company said in a letter that the astronauts will receive professional flight and space training from SpaceX Press release.
The first commercial space flight will take a few days. Additionally, the spacecraft completes an orbit around Earth every 90 minutes. The launch and landing will take place in Florida, USA.
In May last year, SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, became the first commercial space company to launch astronauts with their own rocket and capsule. The company has conducted several experiments in recent years that required missiles to take off and land safely. These tests were not always successful.
Denis Tito was the first space tourist to visit the International Space Station. The American businessman reserved a seat in the Soyuz capsule for $ 20 million. Isaacman will be the first citizen to visit the International Space Station in a commercial vehicle.