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For the first time, SpaceX has only sent a civilian crew

For the first time, SpaceX has only sent a civilian crew

The spaceship will ascend at an altitude of 575 kilometers, and the crew will be awake in space for three days.

16. September 2021 or 6:35 TASR

Washington. American society SpaceX Four space tourists aboard the Falcon 9 launch vehicle delivered Thursday night. This is the first mission to be staffed only by civilians.

The French news agency AFP reported that the Quartet would orbit the Earth for three days.

The rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About 12 minutes later, the unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket and entered orbit, while the first stage of the reusable rocket returned to Earth, landing vertically on a platform located at sea.

task cost? maybe tens of millions

The path will take the spacecraft to an altitude of 575 kilometers, a distance greater than the International Space Station (ISS).

All the space tourists on this special mission called Inspiration4 are Americans. The manned capsule lands in the sea off the coast of Florida.

The spaceflight was requested by 38-year-old billionaire entrepreneur and billionaire Jared Isaacman, founder of the Shift4 payments service, who is also the mission’s leader.

SpaceX did not reveal the price of the mission, but according to Agence France-Presse it amounts to tens of millions of dollars. His three companions were selected on the basis of competition.

Six months of training

Before starting, the crew had to complete six months of training, which included climbing stratovolcano Rainier in the US, experiencing severe crowding and remaining in a state of weightlessness.

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During the flight, their biological data as well as their cognitive abilities will be analyzed in order to study the impact of space on human health.

The flight should be fully automated, but SpaceX has trained the crew to be able to control the spacecraft in the event of an emergency.

This is SpaceX’s fourth manned mission. American Space Agency Association NASA He has already flown ten astronauts to the International Space Station.

The video launch of the missile began after 4:17:00.