In just one month, SpaceX will make history with Inspiration4 — the world's first all-civilian spaceflight — the mission's crew couldn't be more excited.
On Sept.15, four people will become astronauts when they strap into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and blast off of planet Earth. The crew, led by Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur from New Jersey (who bankrolled the flight), will make history on their Inspiration4 flight, which will be the first crewed spaceflight to travel around Earth without professional astronauts on board. And, since the crew was selected earlier this year, they have been hard at work training for this moment that is just weeks away.
Inspiration4 will fly with Isaacman in command of a crew that includes Arcenaux, a 29-year-old, St. Jude physician's assistant and childhood bone cancer survivor from Louisiana; data engineer Chris Sembroski, from North Carolina; and geoscientist, science communicator and artist Sian Proctor, who has also been a professor at South Mountain Community College in Arizona.
Isaacman is using the trip to space and back to raise awareness and funding for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. And these future astronauts cannot wait.