Businessman Elon Musk’s American aerospace company SpaceX has created history by sending four ordinary people into space. SpaceX today set a new record by launching the Inspiration 4 mission into space with the world’s first all-civilian crew. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying four people took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US, on a Falcon-9 rocket at around 5.30 am (IST) this morning.
Not a single professional astronaut involved
In fact, under this mission, four amateur astronauts are traveling at an altitude of 357 miles (575 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface, who will be in Earth orbit for three days in a private spacecraft, that is, the spacecraft will orbit the Earth. However, the special thing about this mission is that there is not a single professional astronaut in it. This mission has been named Inspiration 4. Humans will be at such a height for the first time since 2009.
Billionaire Jared Isaacman Hired Complete Mission
This SpaceX flight is powered by a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch took place from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, where the Apollo 11 mission once flew to the Moon. By sending such a group to the space mission, an effort was made to show that the space is open to everyone. Billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman is behind the whole project. He rents out the entire mission at his own expense and then invites three unknown men to join him. Also, a unique selection process was adopted for the selection of his co-travelers.
Who is Isaacman?
Jared Isaacman is an American billionaire businessman, pilot, and amateur astronaut. Also, he is the founder and CE of a company called “Shift4Payments” and the mission’s commander. However, his company services shops and restaurants to complete bank card transactions. At the age of 16, Isaacman started this company from the basement of his house. He loves flying airplanes and has a record of traveling around the world in a light jet.