Inspiration4 – World’s First All-Citizen Orbital Expedition

admin November 6, 2021
Updated 2021/11/06 at 8:15 AM

The launch of SpaceX’s first all-civilian, non-government mission, dubbed “Inspiration4”, is scheduled for September 15th.

What is Inspiration4?

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-citizen orbital expedition. SpaceX (US Private Space Company) will manage the trip, which will use a previously flown Crew Dragon spacecraft propelled to low Earth orbit. On September 15, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will launch Inspiration4. The mission entails three days of orbiting the Earth before plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. Inspiration4 will circle the Earth at a distance of 575 kilometres, exceeding the International Space Station (408 kilometres) and the Hubble Space Telescope (547km). This will be the longest journey by a crewed mission since 2009, when astronauts returned to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Ax-1 mission, which is also scheduled for the end of 2021, would carry a crew of four private astronauts who will each pay $55 million for an eight-day voyage to the International Space Station. Elon Musk also stated in 2018 that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will fly around the moon on SpaceX’s new Starship rocket system, which is still under construction. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket developed and built for the safe and dependable transportation of people and cargo into Earth orbit and beyond.


Source: The Indian Express

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