all four will travel for three days
Prerna-4 spacecraft is organized for a charitable purpose
San Francisco: SpaceX, the company run by tech billionaire Elon Musk, will launch its first similar spaceflight on September 15. Inspiration-4 mission team tweeted that we are ready for this journey. The Inspire 4 mission was announced for charity by SpaceX in February earlier this year.
The mission will be commanded by tech entrepreneur Jack Isaacman, along with three others. Four astronauts will orbit Earth in a special orbit every ninety minutes in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. After completing this three-day spacewalk, the Dragon capsule will return to Earth’s atmosphere.
The Dragon capsule will make a soft landing in the Florida oceans. The man in charge of the mission is 37-year-old Jack Isaacman, a trained pilot. He is the CEO of Shift4 Payments, an integrated payment processing company.
Billionaire Isaacman bought the flight to raise millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It has allotted two seats for the mission to St. Jude and has promised 100 crores for the hospital. The mission will take off from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on September 15. The exact time of departure of the mission will be decided a few days in advance.