- Announced the last two crew members to perform Inspiration4’s official flight mission around the earth.
- Dr. Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski were appointed as the other crew members on the SpaceX ship.
- They are scheduled to perform the mission with Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux in September.
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In a statement earlier this week, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 was the world’s first national rocket to fly into earth orbit. It disclosed the last two members of the four-person crew, which is expected to be a historic space flight. journey of.
Chris Sembroski and Dr. Sian Proctor are the other two who won seats on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.
They will accompany Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux on flight missions. The four are expected to ride on the “dragon”
SpaceX plans to launch no later than September 15. The ship is planned to depart from the 39A launch site of the Kennedy Space Center.
It is expected to orbit the earth for three days at an altitude of approximately 335 miles, and the crew intends to eventually land near the coast of Florida for retrieval.
This is what we know about the four crew members
Isaacman is a 38-year-old technology billionaire, entrepreneur, philanthropist, pilot, and CEO of Shift4 Payments, a payment processing company in Pennsylvania. He is expected to charter a flight.
Although he said he has spent more than 6,000 hours flying jet aircraft and former military aircraft, he has never been to space. As Insider previously reported, neither did his three fellow passengers.
One of the goals of Isaacman’s plan for this mission is to give diverse people the opportunity to fly into space and raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
He told the New York Times: “As far as our group is concerned, celebrities really suit us.”
He said: “Our commitment to the crew represents the best humanitarian qualities and embodies our mission ideals of leadership, hope, prosperity and generosity. I am happy to report that we have achieved this goal.”
Isaacman intends to serve as the commander of the SpaceX mission.
In February of this year, Arceneaux, a 29-year-old childhood cancer survivor and physician assistant at the San Diego Children’s Research Center, was announced as the second civilian to join the working group.
At the age of 10, part of Arceneaux’s femur had been removed from bone cancer. She has a lot of sports activities that she cannot do because she is worried that she will lose control. This is because she has a metal rod in her left leg that was implanted when she was treated for bone cancer when she was a child.
But now she has a chance to get rid of all restrictions. In an interview with Insider, she said that her orthopedic doctor told her: “In space, you will not have any restrictions.”
Arceneaux will be the youngest American to fly into space and the first American to use a prosthesis.
Dr. Xian Proctor
Proctor is an earth scientist, science communication expert and simulation astronaut, and is one of the new members of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.
According to “Today” reports, Proctor won a seat after winning a competition sponsored by Isaman E-commerce Company.
The competition requires all participants to use Shift4 Payments’ software to design an online store, and then post a video describing their space fantasy on Twitter, the New York Times said.
Proctor told Business Wire: “This opportunity proves that hard work and perseverance can be rewarded in unimaginable ways.” She added: “I have always believed that I am preparing for something special, and this moment varies. Inspiration4 is here.”
In an interview with “Tom Costello Today”, her excitement was obvious. “It’s like opening the chocolate bar and seeing the golden ticket for Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory!” she said.
Along with the other three members are 41-year-old Sembroski, an employee of Lockheed Martin and an Air Force veteran.
Sembroski was selected from nearly 72,000 projects in a fundraising event for St. Jude. He is expected to serve as a mission expert, assisting with payloads and scientific experiments during the flight.
“Joining the mission of the Inspiration4 crew and their support for St. Jude is indeed a dream come true. I hope this flight will inspire others, by supporting St. Jude and encouraging children to dream of them Donate generously. Impossible, ushering in a new era of space exploration open to everyone.” He said in a statement.
Sembroski first learned of this task from advertisements during this year’s Super Bowl.
He told the New York Times: “It’s very interesting.” “So, it’s like,’Well, I will donate to St. Jude and put on a hat and see what happens.'”
Inspiration4 crews are expected to receive commercial astronaut training from SpaceX. They will receive emergency preparedness training, as well as some and all mission stimuli.
Isaacman told the New York Times: “It has to do with mental resilience.” “Become uncomfortable, stay uncomfortable-and how it behaves when uncomfortable.”