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INSPIRATION4 TO BE LAUNCHED

INSPIRATION4 TO BE LAUNCHED

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently announced that ‘Inspiration4’, its first all-civilian, non-governmental spaceflight, is on track for launch on September 15.

About Inspiration4:

  • It involves circling the Earth for 3 days and then splashing down into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • It will orbit the Earth at 575km, higher than the International Space Station (408km) and the Hubble space telescope (547km).
  • It will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in the US.
  • It will take a group of 4 private citizens into space for 3 days.
  • All 4 seats on the spacecraft have been purchased by US billionaire Jared Isaacman, founder of the fintech company Shift4 Payments.
  • It will be the farthest distance travelled by a crewed mission since 2009, when astronauts last went to repair the Hubble.
  • The Dragon module that the group will be using has also been modified for the mission.
  • This is a part of an effort to raise millions for the Tennessee-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a paediatric treatment and research facility that focuses on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukaemia and other cancers.

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