SpaceX launched the Spacecraft Inspiration4, which launched on the 15th, and landed on the 18th. This is the first all non-professional civilian crew on a spaceship, consisting of billionaire Jared Isaacman, geoscientist Sian Proctor, physician’s assistant Hayley Arceneaux, and data engineer Christopher Sembroski.
The launch of the spacecraft has been a huge success for SpaceX, and while it was in orbit, the civilians collected data on how spaceflight affects the human body, as well as experiencing space for the first time. The civilians also made some calls down to Earth, including chats with St. Jude patients. Sembroski played the ukulele and Proctor produced art while in space. The crew ate many foods while in space, although the food was all cold. The Ceo of SpaceX and also the creator of the Tesla brand, Elon Musk promises to find a solution for this food problem for future flights. Things got even more interesting when one of the toilets malfunctioned, causing an alarm to sound.
Musk believes the mission is important because it is a step in a large plan to make space accessible for everyone. “It’s only through missions like this that were able to bring the costs down over time and make space accessible for everyone.”
Overall, this has been a historical mission that should be remembered, as this is the first non-professional civilian crew on a spaceship. Musk wants to continue this trend so that maybe one day, everyone will have access to space.