On Saturday, four space tourists safely ended their groundbreaking journey into orbit and splashed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
Your SpaceX capsule landed into the sea before sunset, not far from where your charter flight started three days ago. The
Allamateur astronaut was the first person to complete a circumnavigation without a professional astronaut.
The billionaire who paid millions of dollars for this trip and his three guests wanted to prove that ordinary people can shoot themselves into orbit. SpaceX founder Elon Musk is the company’s first rocket Tourists welcome them.
“Your mission shows the world the space of all of us,” the SpaceX mission control center radioed.
“This is an arduous journey for us… we have just started,” travel sponsor Jared Isaacman replied, pointing to the increasing number of private flights that are coming. The fully automated Dragon capsule from
SpaceX reached an unusually high altitude of 585 kilometers after its launch on Wednesday night. Passengers exceeded the International Space Station 160 kilometers and enjoyed the view of the Earth through the large bubble-shaped windows attached to the top of the space capsule.
On Saturday evening, the four returned to the atmosphere. They were the first space travelers to end their Atlantic flight since Apollo 9 in 1969. The first two crews of SpaceX splashed-with NASA astronauts-in the Gulf of Mexico.
Within minutes, two SpaceX ships passed the swing cabin. When the hatch on the salvage ship opened, the medical staff Hayley Arseno was the first to come out with a big smile on her face and a thumbs up.
Everything goes well and beaming.
Their family was waiting near the launch site of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday night.
This time, NASA is just an encouraging bystander. Their only contact is the Kennedy launch pad, which was once used for Apollo moon landings and space shuttle crews, but is now rented from SpaceX.
Isaacman, 38, is an entrepreneur and successful pilot who wants to raise $200 million for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He himself donated US$100 million and won one of the four seats in a lottery. He also hosted a competition for customers of his payment processing company Shift4 Payments in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He was escorted by 29-year-old Arceneaux, an assistant physician in St. Jude, who was treated for bone cancer at Memphis Hospital in Tennessee about 20 years ago, and contest winner Chris Sembroski, 42 years old, of Everett’s Data engineer, Washington. 51-year-old Sian Proctor is an educator, scientist, and artist at a community college in Tempe, Arizona.
“The best ride of my life!” Proctor tweeted a few hours after the splash. 4,444 strangers By March, the four spent six months training on the flight and preparing for a potential emergency-but the officials said when they returned that there was no need to intervene. During the trip called Inspiration4, they had time to chat with St. Jude patients, conduct medical examinations on themselves, ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, draw something and play ukuleles.
Arceneaux is the youngest American in space and the first person to have a prosthesis. She assured her patients: “I am a little girl, like many of you, have received cancer treatment, if I If you can do it, so can you guys.” They also accepted a call from Tom Cruise, who was interested in his SpaceX flight to the space station and filming with Bono from the rock band U2.
Their spatial menu is also not typical: cold pizza and sandwiches, spaghetti bolognese and Mediterranean lamb.
Before descending, Sembroski was so calm that he was seen watching the 1987 Mel Brooks movie “Space Ball” on his tablet in the space capsule. 4,444 congratulations were received, including congratulations from the Space Explorers Association on its four newest members.
officials said that the flight went smoothly except for the defective toilet fan and engine temperature sensor. Some of the four passengers suffered from motion sickness when entering orbit—and so did some astronauts.
“From start to finish, this was a very clean mission,” said Benji Reed, a senior director of SpaceX.
Reed predicts that SpaceX will conduct up to six private flights a year between NASA astronaut launches. Four SpaceX flights have been booked to bring paying customers to the space station with former NASA astronauts. The first is scheduled for the beginning of next year, and the three businessmen will each pay $55 million. Russia also plans to hire an actor and film director to shoot the film next month, and a Japanese tycoon in December.
customers interested in fast space travel turned to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin. The two took their rocket to the edge of space in July to promote ticket sales; their flight lasted 10 to 15 minutes.
The 60-year scorecard now has 591 people reaching space or its fringes-as space tourism heats up, this number is expected to soar.