Space tourism is definitely on the rise, after the flights of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, now it’s SpaceX’s turn to join the space with civilians on board. This should be the case, starting in the fall, as part of the Inspiration4 mission.
In order to better cover this moment in history, Elon Musk has just announced a An unprecedented partnership with Netflix. The streaming platform will already be producing a mini-documentary series on the mission. It should consist of five episodes.
This September, four civilians will blast off into space on a three-day journey orbiting the Earth.
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space – Netflix’s first documentary series to cover an event in near real time – will be shown in five parts that precede and follow the mission. pic.twitter.com/8fLnxHCQNN
– Netflix (netflix) August 3, 2021
Inspiration4: What is it?
As a reminder, the Inspiration4 mission project was funded by Jared Isaacman, CEO of Shift4 Payments, who won the SpaceX bid. This will be the company’s first tour. The businessman will be accompanied by three other much less fortunate passengers, drawn at random. To participate in this exceptional lottery, all you have to do is register on the mission website. The income generated from this online ticket office will be donated to a charitable organization affiliated with Saint Jude Hospital in Memphis.
The three winners were announced a few days ago, and they are Hayley Arsenault, a health worker, as well as Christopher Sembrowski and doctor Sian Proctor. This flight will be SpaceX’s first with the new capsule designed specifically for tourist travel into space, with a tradition Coppola From the International Space Station at the bottom of the Crew Dragon. Aside from these small aesthetic details, it will be very similar to the one that brought Thomas Pesquet into space 100 days ago.
If the date of the trip remains unclear at the moment, we already know that it will take 3 days, much more than the few minutes that Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos were able to endure during their trips, last July 11 and 20. The trip is scheduled for September, but “not before September 15” can be read on the official website.
This trip will also be a powerful display of the paramount importance of SpaceX. Alors que Virgin Galactic prévoit des vols commerciaux dès 2022, la firme d’Elon Musk ne veut pas manquer le train du tourisme spatial, elle qui a déjà prévu de rejoindre la Lune dans le cadre du program Artemis de la NASAclement, mais the mission Europa clipper, Once again in partnership with the US space agency, which has just awarded it a contract to launch the probe, the latter must leave Earth aboard Falcon 9 in 2024.
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