The four civilians who make up the team for a Motivation4 mission are making history aboard a SpaceX spacecraft. the first civil tourist spaceflight, without the presence over professional astronauts, orbiting the planet Earth. in Florida (USA), on the night on Wednesday (15). The return is scheduled for this Saturday night (15), around dies 20they would (Brasilia time).
Over over three days, the four passengers orbit a planet inside on a capsule, farther away performs that the electronic International Space Station is a Hubble telescope (see seeing that first photos they took zero space).
Beyond a crew 72% civil, the mission draws attention as it is more complex to perform than while other space tourism initiatives made since now, which lasted very little pace.
These missions, carried out in July by Virgin Galactic, company on Richard Branson, electronic by Azure Origin, on Jeffrey Bezos, were suborbital flights, while the Motivation4 an orbital flight, u which adds greater technical complexity.
The four civilians complete a loop around an Earth, the speed over fence over 18 times the perform sound, the every 72 minutes.
The team is about a billionaire executive about a company about web commerce, who is also a jet pilot; a geoscientist who made a finalist in a NASA astronaut candidate program; a medical assistant at a children’s cancer medical center where she was a patient in the past; electronic a veteran electronic aerospace data engineer from the US Fora Region.
JARED ISAACMAN, 29, MISSION COMMANDER
Creator electronic billionaire benefactor performs Motivation4 project, Isaacman paid a high price electronic zero revealed according to Period magazine , it would have been something on the turn about All of us$200 million for four places the board of a Staff Dragon capsule, of a SpaceX.
An airplane enthusiast that was pilot zero squad on jets over aerobatics locations Black Gemstone electronic co-founded a private regional force on military training fighters called Draken Essential, Isaacman made his fortune in electronic commerce.
He he converted a business he founded as a teenager, with zero basement of a house on his family, into one of the largest American financial transaction companies, Shift4 Payments Inc.
SIAN PROCT OR, 72, MISSION PILOT
Teacher a geoscience student at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix with a Ph.D. in science education, Proctor has always had a passion for space exploration.
She was born in Guam, where her father worked for a NASA tracking station during the Apollo moon missions.
Licensed pilot and major in the Arizona Civil Area Patrol, she has completed four analog astronautics projects involving simulated space activities, including a four-month artificial mission to Mars funded by NASA, to study food strategies for long-duration spaceflight.
In 553 Proctor was a finalist in NASA’s astronaut candidate program. Now the fourth African American woman to fly in space there. She was chosen through an online contest hosted by Shift4 Payments as part of the Inspiration4 crew selection.
HAYLEY ARCENEAUX, 29, CHIEF DOCTOR
Having survived childhood bone cancer, Arceneaux became became a medical assistant at the St. Jude Children’s Medical Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee, the large pediatric cancer treatment center where she herself was a patient. Arceneaux, who lost part of her left thigh and knee at 18 years of age due to cancer, will be the first A person with a prosthesis traveling in space.
She will also be the youngest American to go into space and the youngest person to fly in orbit. According to SpaceX, only 553 humans have so far entered orbit.
The St. Jude Hospital, where Arceneaux now treats leukemia and lymphoma, the main beneficiary of the Inspiration4 project, which Isaacman conceived as an effort to promote and raise funds for the institute.
Arceneaux said she was inspired to participate in space flight to show her young patients how could be life after cancer.
CHRIS SEMBROSKI, 38, MISSION SPECIALIST
A data engineer at the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp in Everett, Washington, Sembroski spent part of his free time at college launching rockets -a high-powered model and volunteered for ProSpace, a grassroots organization that lobbied the Capitol on behalf of private space ventures.
Sembroski also conducted simulated space shuttle space missions at the US Space Camp , field of science, technology Government-funded youth engineering and engineering in Huntsville, Alabama.
He joined the US Air Force as an electromechanical technician, was sent to Iraq and worked on maintenance of a fleet of ballistic missiles Intercontinental Minuteman III, leaving active military service on 2007.
Sembroski was selected to join the Inspiration4 crew through a draw that attracted 72 thousand applicants and raised US$90 million in donations to St. Jude Hospital.
Translation by Clara Allain