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Inspiration4

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Crew

Jared Isaacman

Jared Isaacman

Commander

Status: In-Training
2/11/1983 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private

Jared Isaacman is an American businessman and pilot. He is the co-founder and CEO of Harbortouch, a payment processor and manufacturer of payment-processing hardware.

Hayley Arceneaux

Hayley Arceneaux

Flight Surgeon

Status: In-Training
1/1/1992 -
Nationality: American
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger

Hayley Arceneaux is a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employee, bone cancer survivor and private astronaut who is now a physician assistant.
She will serve as the crew's Chief Medical Officer. She will also be the first person to launch with a prosthesis.

Sian Proctor

Sian Proctor

Spaceflight Participant

Status: In-Training
3/28/1970 -
Nationality: American
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger

Sian Proctor is an American explorer, scientist, STEM communicator, and aspiring astronaut. She is a geology, sustainability and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College. Proctor was the education outreach officer for the first Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission.

Chris Sembroski

Spaceflight Participant

Status: In-Training
1/1/1979 -
Nationality: American
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger

Chris Sembroski is an aerospace worker at Lockheed Martin who used to work on Minuteman missiles in the Air Force.

Birth date is unknown.

Mission

Inspiration4

Type: Human Exploration

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, is donating the three seats alongside him aboard Dragon to individuals from the general public. The Inspiration4 crew will receive commercial astronaut training by SpaceX on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft, orbital mechanics, operating in microgravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing. They will go through emergency preparedness training, spacesuit and spacecraft ingress and egress exercises, as well as partial and full mission simulations. The Crew Dragon spacecraft will remain in a 540 km high orbit for three days before reentering Earth's atmosphere for a soft water landing off the coast of Florida.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

189 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

Length: 70 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launch: May 11, 2018

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has been launched a total of 66 times with 66 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1067 will attempt to land on an ASDS after its second flight.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

All is go for launch for the first all civilian crew in history.Way to go guys.I wish I was with you.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 month ago

They got a lot of guts to do stuff like that. Good luck to you guys!

Jerry
Jerry
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
18 days ago

Can’t wait to see this launch, it’ll be another historic one! One of the milestones of the transition from government-based spaceflight to commercial spaceflight!