The world’s first all-civilian mission to space will be commanded by Jared Isaacman and this mission will help raise money for St. Jude’s. This 37-year-old pilot will be donating the three seats to his crew members who are representing the mission pillars of leadership.
This mission punctuates a new era for exploration and human spaceflight. They will be using a Super Bowl to declare the search for players. Isaacman, the CEO and founder Shift4 Payments maintained that Inspiration4 is a lifelong dream and a step towards a future in which someone can explore the stars.
I appreciate the tremendous responsibility that comes with commanding this mission and I want to use this historic moment to inspire humanity while helping to tackle childhood cancer here on Earth.Isaacman
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SpaceX will train Isaacman and the Inspiration4 crew. They will be training the crew on operating in microgravity, focus on orbital mechanics, and zero gravity. The crew will be given spacesuit, spacecraft ingress, mission simulations, and trained about emergency preparedness.
Inspiration4 will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and SpaceX mission control will carefully monitor every step as the spacecraft orbits the planet every 90 minutes. Isaacman has granted St. Jude has granted two seats on the mission.
The first seat will be given to a St. Jude ambassador with direct ties to the vision of the hospital. Members of the public can now join the flight and support the lifesaving mission of the hospital. This first all-civilian mission would help raise money to support the expansion of St. Jude.