In Florida On the coast, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, the SpaceX team is making historic preparations. Inspiration 4 Lifting mission. It will be the first public, all-civilian spacecraft in orbit. Four crew members – Jared Isaacman, Sean Proctor, Chris Sembrowski and Hailey Arsenaux – have undergone intensive training for the day, although none of them are professional astronauts. SpaceX’s crew is before Dragon Craft NASA astronauts have been taken And from The International Space station, But the passengers on this flight are all traveling as guests of Isaacman, the billionaire CEO of Shift4 Payments, who paid for four seats and took part in picking other passengers through a series of competitions. (You can read more about it The selection process and mission are here.)
The Inspiration4 crew has a five-hour launch window that opens east at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday night. If the weather cooperates and all systems continue, the team will explode their Falcon 9 rocket, and after more than eight minutes, their space capsule will be launched into orbit. They will fly about six times more Richard Branson And Jeff Bezos Earlier this summer, they had their edge-space glitter and stayed in orbit for about three days.
Before Saturday evening, the Dragon spacecraft will land on Earth and crash into one of several possible landing sites off the coast of Florida, where a SpaceX team will wait for them, ready to take new astronauts to shore.
How to see
The launch’s SpaceX webcast will go live on Wednesday, September 15, at 4 p.m., about four hours before the launch window opens. SpaceX’s preview coverage will include features of the crew and their lead-up activities. You can Stream it on YouTube Or On the SpaceX website.
The weather forecast has recently improved from 100 percent to 90 percent favorable, so it is likely to launch tonight. But if tonight’s effort is to shake them off, they will try again tomorrow. Their backup five-hour launch window begins at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
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