Credit: Inspiration4/St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital

SpaceX is targeting September 15 for Falcon 9’s launch of the Inspiration4 crew, the first all-civilian human spaceflight mission to orbit.

Once in orbit, the crew will perform research experiments on human health and performance, which will have potential applications for human health on Earth and during future spaceflights.

Biomedical data collected for the Inspiration4 mission will be made accessible for research purposes through an open data repository funded and overseen by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

High orbit

The three-day mission will target approximately a 357 mile (575 kilometers) high orbit, flying farther from Earth than any human spaceflight since the Hubble Space Telescope repair missions.

Credit: SpaceX/Inspiration4

Inspiration4’s goal is to inspire humanity and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jared Isaacman, 38, is commander of the Inspiration4 mission. An American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civilian pilot, Isaacman is the CEO and Chairman of Shift4 Payments. Isaacman donated the three mission seats alongside him to crew members who will represent the mission pillars of leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity.

The three other crew members are:

  • Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a pediatric cancer survivor and physician assistant at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the youngest American ever to go to space, and the first with a prosthesis.
  • Chris Sembroski, 41, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Lockheed Martin aerospace industry data engineer.
  • Sian Proctor, 51, a geosciences professor and science communicator at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.

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