If successful, the mission, dubbed Inspiration4, will blast off from the Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sept. 15 and make as history as the first human spaceflight to orbit Earth with only private citizens on board.
Inspiration4 will serve as a proof of concept for future SpaceX civilian launches and has the potential to further the company's goal of opening human space travel to all.
The Inspiration4 crew will consist of billionaire and tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, physician’s assistant Haley Arceneaux, geoscientist Sian Proctor and Lockheed Martin engineer Chris Sembroski.
They will orbit Earth aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft deployed by the company's Falcon 9 rocket.
The four-person crew has spent the past six months training for the mission, which was first announced in February.
“I have never seen a more innovative & impressive organization than (SpaceX),” Isaacman tweeted on Sept. 2. “Six months from idea to fully analyzed and flight-ready hardware! They are making science fiction a reality each day and (Inspiration4) is proud to be a very small part in the history they are making.”
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