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    SpaceX / Inspiration4 Crew Dragon mission

    Awareness and fundraising for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Date: Q4, 2021
    Time: TBA
    Pad: LC-39A
    Booster: TBA
    Spacecraft: C207 "Resilience" (Crew-1)
    Recovery: ASDS

    https://www.spacex.com/updates/inspi...ion/index.html

    https://www.inspiration4.com/

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    Join The First All-CivilianMission To Space

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    Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-civilian mission to space. The mission will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, the 37-year-old founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer. Named in recognition of the four-person crew that will raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, this milestone represents a new era for human spaceflight and exploration.
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    Woah!!!! This mission will have two people from Saint Judes Children’s Hospital, including a front line worker and a person from the general public!! :surprised: This is going to be amazing. They’re going to fundraise $200 million to donate to the hospital. Wow. This incredible!

    https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/s...65733064830976
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    Crew Dragon's next crewed mission...

    ...and SpaceX will install a large glass cupola in the docking hatch so the passengers can have a panoramic view.

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    NET September 15, 2021

    https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/st...97947602034689
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    In training, on schedule, with more civilian Crew Dragon missions coming up...

    Inspiration4 @inspiration4x
    Generosity, Prosperity, Leadership, and Hope.

    All smiles for our #Inspiration4 crew during Dragon simulations at @SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

    @ChrisSembroski, @DrSianProctor, @rookisaacman, @ArceneauxHayley

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    https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/st...78274623594496
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    Inspiration4

    The first all civilian orbital mission

    Crew members will also be doing medical research for SpaceX, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine and investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine

    Date: September 15, 2021

    Time: TBA

    Pad: KSC LC-39A

    Crew Dragon: C207 Resilience

    Launch mass: 12,519 kg (27,600 lb)

    Booster: B1062.3

    Booster recovery: ASDS, likely A Shortfall of Gravitas

    Duration: 3 days

    Altitude: 540km (higher than ISS)

    Crew;

    Commander: Jared Isaacman (CEO of Shift4, jet pilot - shares a record for circumnavigating Earth in a light jet, which was a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish)

    Pilot: Dr. Sian Proctor (geology professor, Civil Air Patrol, NASA HI-SEAS mission)

    Chief Medical Officer: Hayley Arceneaux (Physians Assistant at St. Jude's)

    Mission specialist: Christopher Sembroski (Lockheed-Martin engineer)

    Netflix coverage trailer


    Haley in Crew Dragon's cupola
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    Flight Readiness Review passed

    Date: Sept. 15
    Window: 0000 - 2400 Eastern

    Backup date: Sept. 16
    Window: 0000 - 2400 Eastern

    Sounds like the loopy Florida weather will set T-0
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    The Netflix documentaries are, so far, very well done.

    E2 introduces the crew & families, and goes into the risks including loss of crew like Challenger & Co!cumbia.

    Netflix ✓ @netflix
    On Sept 6, you’ll meet the four civilians going into space.
    On Sept 13, you’ll see them prepare.
    On Sept 15, you’ll watch the live launch
    On Sept 30, you’ll be in space alongside them

    Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space takes off next week

    https://twitter.com/netflix/status/1433444639311237126
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    Flying today (Sept 15) to a 575 km orbit, higher than the ISS, and the largest single-piece window ever flown (Cupola)

    WATCH LIVE: INSPIRATION 4 MISSION

    SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window on Wednesday, September 15, opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Thursday, September 16 at 00:02 UTC) for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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    You can watch the live launch webcast starting about 4 hours and 15 minutes before liftoff.
    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1438006203712356353

    SpaceX webcast
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    Netflix webcast, hosted by Karamo Brown and Soledad O’Brien.


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    Inspiration4 tracking...

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    SpaceX ✓ @SpaceX
    The @inspiration4x crew is set to return to Earth on Saturday, September 18 with a targeted splashdown at 7:06 p.m. EDT in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida

    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1438981920252055555
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    Inspiration4 sp!ashdown coverage

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    Donation goal met: $210 million

    Musk put them over the top with $50 million

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    Inspiration4 crew opening the cupola hatch. Check their faces...

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