The all-civilian crew of SpaceX mission Inspiration4 landed safely on Earth Yesterday after three days of space travel.
SpaceX has made its mark in history yet again with its most recent mission going splendidly, despite the all-civilian crew. SpaceX’s most recent space mission Inspiration4 has concluded after three days as the four civilians in charge of the mission have landed back on Earth safely.
In the early hours of Sunday, the all-civilian crew of Inspiration4, a one-of-a-kind space mission, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean right off the Florida coast after successfully navigating around the planet 90 times during their three day trip to space.
SpaceX has created history by sending a team of ordinary people with no experience as an astronaut whatsoever in space. These four civilians launched into space in the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the Earth’s orbit at an altitude of nearly 590 km, which is the farthest since the Apollo mission to the Moon.
Splashdown! Welcome back to planet Earth, @inspiration4x!
The all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 consisted of entrepreneur and billionaire, Jared Issacman, along with cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, college professor Sian Proctor and data engineer Chris Sembroski, who have now paved the way for other common folks to realize their dream of going to space.
Jared Isaacman, who was the commander of the mission, represented Leadership; medical officer Hayley Arceneaux represented Hope; educator Sian Proctor, who was the pilot of the mission represented Prosperity, while engineer Chris Sembroski represented Generosity.
This is the third time that SpaceX is initiating a billionaire-led mission to space. Before this, two other billionaire-led space missions were launched by SpaceX, which were Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
The Inspiration4 mission commenced on September 16, when the Dragon capsule was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Jared Isaacman, the commander of the mission, stated earlier that this is the first step toward a world where everyday people can go and venture among the stars.