The process of space travel, which started two months ago, is now preparing to reach new heights. Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch its rocket with four people on Wednesday. Compared to the first two space tourism, this journey will be special in many respects. SpaceX’s reusable Falcon-9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 5.30 am (Indian time) on Wednesday. Given the weather, an additional time of five hours was also kept for this launch. Shortly after launch, the crew vehicle of the passengers will be detached. This crew vehicle has been named Resilience. After three days of travel, Resilience will land in the Atlantic.
This journey has been named Inspiration 4 Mission. The mission was conceptualized by Jared Isaacman, chief executive of American e-commerce firm Shift4Payments, to raise cancer awareness among children and to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Apart from Isaacman, geologist Sean Procter, Haley Arsenex and aerospace data engineer Chris Sambrowski will be on board. Haley Bone defeated cancer and later became a physician assistant at St. Jude. The four passengers are being trained for this journey for five months.
The mission will be completely controlled from the ground
This mission will be controlled completely from the ground. None of the passengers are trained astronauts. Although Isaacman and Sayan Proctor are definitely trained pilots. Isaacman, trained to fly commercial and military aircraft, has been made mission commander. At the same time, Proctor has been given the status of mission pilot.
Travelers will also study
People associated with Inspiration4 say that this mission is not being sent for tourism only. After reaching orbit, it’s aboard crew will also carry out some experiments, the results of which will be helpful during other space flights on Earth and in the future. At the same time, Arsenex says that he wants to infuse hope into the lives of cancer patients through this journey.
Jeff Bezos and Brenson have traveled to space
Britain’s Richard Brenson returned to Earth safely on July 11 from a spacewalk. He had covered 90 km and his entire journey was completed in 55 minutes. He completed this journey from the vehicle of his company Virgin Galactic. Similarly, Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and the founder of the e-commerce company Amazon, along with three of his companions went to space on July 20. In this journey, Bezos covered a distance of 106 kilometers. He was in space for a total of 10 minutes.