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Space Tourism: SpaceX sends four-civilian astronauts to private earth circling trip via Inspiration 4

Space Tourism is the next thing to be followed across world as Space X sent four-civilian astronauts into orbit

Commencing a new era in spaceflight, SpaceX launched Inspiration4–the first ever orbital flight crewed entirely by fouhttps://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1438359359898066944?s=20r amateur astronauts who will make a three day trip around the Earth.

View from Dragon’s cupola

They will partake in a first-of-its-kind health research initiative to increase humanity’s knowledge on the impact of spaceflight on the human body. The rocket was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. 

Space Tourism: SpaceX sends four-civilian astronauts to private earth circling trip via Inspiration 4

Seven minutes after the liftoff from the historic pad that saw Neil Armstrong launch to the Moon, the first stage booster returned to land on SpaceX’s ocean droneship, while the Falcon-9 rocket continued on its way to space. The second stage was also separated minutes later. 

Space Tourism: SpaceX sends four-civilian astronauts to private earth circling trip via Inspiration 4

The first all-civilian crew consists of the commander Jared Isaacman, an entrepreneur who is also bankrolling the entire trip, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux and mission specialist Chris Sembroski, who have their three days completely planned out. They will be circling the world from an unusually high orbit, 100 miles higher than the International Space Station.

“The crew of Inspiration4 is eager to use our mission to help make a better future for those who will launch in the years and decades to come,” said Jared Isaacman.

The team will collect research-grade ECG activity, movement, sleep, heart rate and rhythm, blood oxygen saturation, cabin noise and light intensity; perform a series of tests to assess changes in behavioral and cognitive performance; scan organ systems; collect and test drops of blood during spaceflight for markers of immune function; archive, fully analyze, and share resulting biomedical samples. 

The crew will also be able to check out their surroundings through a big dome window called the Copula, and will have plenty of time to take in views of the Earth and cosmos.

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