JUST GOT BACK FROM AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TRIP? You’re probably going to miss it when you’re back.
SpaceX astronaut says she was sick for the first 2 days of Inspiration4’s mission and thought the spaceflight wasn’t long enough, a report says
“Space sickness is one of those things that a lot of people suffer from,” Proctor said in the interview. “You’re just not on your game.”
The first all-civilian mission to orbit
As Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were freeflying through Earth’s orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space by nothing but a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule, an alarm started blaring.
“On behalf of the 30,000 professional and student members of AIAA, we are excited to congratulate Elon Musk, the SpaceX team, and the Inspiration4 crew on their accomplishments! The Inspiration4 mission represents a huge step toward opening up access to space for all of us. Together, the SpaceX team and the Inspiration4 crew are accelerating our off-world future, helping extend the human neighborhood beyond planet Earth.”
Elon Musk said SpaceX’s first-ever civilian crew had ‘challenges’ with the toilet and promised an upgrade for the next flight
Elon Musk said on Twitter that SpaceX plans to upgrade the amenities for its next space-tourist flight, including the toilet.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden on Sunday for neglecting to praise his aerospace company’s historic, all-civilian mission to orbit.
The main goal of the Inspiration4 mission, which launched on Wednesday and splashed down on Saturday, was to raise $200 million for St. Jude, and it had raised $160.2 million before Musk’s pledge.
“Thanks so much, SpaceX,” Isaacman said. “That was a heck of a ride for us and we’re just getting started.”
The historic private mission — which includes commander Jared Isaacman, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux and mission specialist Chris Sembroski — orbited the Earth at an altitude as high as 590 kilometers.