- Space X’s Inspiration4 returns to the Earth after three days.
- Space X noted a surge in the number of queries from numerous individuals drawn towards procuring a private spaceflight.
- Elon Musk, Space X CEO committed to donate US$50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital towards the fundraising by Inspiration 4.
On Saturday, 18 September, a crew of four individuals made a safe come back to the planet Earth post orbiting in space for 3 days. After landing on Earth, the crew members boarded the helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
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From the SpaceX’s team
Benji Reed, SpaceX human spaceflight programs senior director conveyed that post the spaceship landed back to Earth, the Company’s sales and marketing teams witnessed a surge in the number of queries from numerous individuals drawn towards procuring a private spaceflight.
He further shared that during the space orbit Inspiration 4 solved issues related to sanitary and waste management.
What does the space mission mean for Space X?
Elon Musk’s Space X has created history with the four civilians, who are not astronauts by profession flying to the space. On Saturday they returned safely to the Earth.
This mission was also noteworthy as this was the highest level that human beings have reached in space after the Hubble servicing missions.
The mission was the brainchild of both Space X and billionaire Jared Isaacman, CEO of Shift4 Payments. Isaacman had procured the spaceship from SpaceX, with an aim of fund raising for the hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research).
Both Isaacman and the team of Inspiration4 have been working together with SpaceX to prepare for the mission, after the announcement was made in February 2021.
Along with the congratulatory message, Elon Musk Space X CEO committed to donate US$50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital towards its fundraising of Inspiration 4’s US$200 million mission.
The successful Space X’s Inspiration4 mission completion has let civilians to travel to the space after buying a ticket to orbit from a private company. Since the journey was livestreamed, the public had more understanding of the space travel.