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Inspiration 4: Amateur astronauts prepare for orbiting spacecraft

In another landmark space tourism mission, four “amateur astronauts” are about to enter orbit. This is the latest flight to open space channels for paying customers following the launch of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.

The trip has been purchased by American billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, who will travel with three crew members. A medical staff, a science educator and a knowledge analyst will travel the world with Mr. Isaacman for 3 days.

They hope to inspire others through their adventures and raise funds for childhood cancer drugs. Therefore, the task was named Inspiration 4. The crew’s Dragon spacecraft is manufactured by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and will carry the Falcon 9 rocket. This is thanks to the launch of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 20:02 EST on Wednesday (British Summer Time, 01:02 on Thursday) or shortly thereafter.

The spacecraft will reach an altitude of 575 kilometers (360 miles) and will be about 150 kilometers from the International Space Platform (ISS). Then, the group of four will spend time experimenting and exploring the earth through oversized domed windows with panoramic views.

The glass dome has been installed in the original position of the Dragon’s mechanism normally used for docking with the International Space Station, which was not needed during this flight. The splash at the top of the flight will target the Atlantic Ocean.

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Mr. Isaacman hopes to raise $200 million for St Jude’s work, and a hospital staff member should enter the Dragon Capsule with him, which seems appropriate to him.

51-year-old Dr. Sian Proctor may be an earth scientist and science communicator. She was actually about to become a NASA astronaut in 2009, but was missed in the final round of selection. Dr. Proctor won her seat through her role as an artist and demonstrating her entrepreneurial skills.

Chris Sembroski, 42, may be a veteran of the US Air Force, working as an engineer at Lockheed Martin Aerospace. He donated money to St. Jude, which also allowed him to enter the draw for fourth place in the crew. Mr. Sembroski didn’t win the prize-but a lover won and asked him to need this place.

SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket uses highly refined kerosene fuel, which produces carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a greenhouse gas, as well as nitrogen oxides, which also contributes to warming. Compared with the aviation industry, emissions from rocket launches are still small, but they are expected to increase.

Six months ago, Isaacman, Arceneaux, Proctor and Sembroski started their daily lives. Since then, they have been participating in the astronaut’s crash plan, training with SpaceX in their space capsule simulator.

Speaking of the surprise she chose for the crew, Hayley Arceneaux said: “I think I’m the only one who only gets a phone call and says, “Hey, does anyone want to travel in space?” California-based SpaceX intends to sell more orbital flights to interested companies outside of traditional space agencies.

NASA funded a large number of technological activities used by Elon Musk’s company and did so to diversify the economy in low-Earth orbit.

This approach is beginning to pay off. Texas startup Axiom Space has purchased four Dragon flights to require tourists to go to the International Space Station.

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