SpaceX just hit another milestone by launching its first private crew to space.
The Inspiration4 crew includes one billionaire and three ordinary citizens cruising in a SpaceX Dragon capsule and will spend the next three days circling our planet. The team made of Jared Issacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski will complete six months of accelerated training with the SpaceX crew.
The Dragon mission was basically a “free flight” to an altitude of 575km, approximately 150km over the orbiting laboratory and about the height from where the Hubble Space Telescope observes the universe.
Recently, the Inspiration4 crew updated us on what they’ve been up to and now the four members have touched down off Florida Coast in SpaceX’s Private Shuttle. The crew touched down on Saturday, completing a three-day journey aboard the SpaceX capsule as a privately financed space travel with no assistance from professional astronauts.
The mission’s success is once again a proof of concept for Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp, considerably improving the likelihoods of orbital space tourism in the near future.