Inspiration for the worlds. First, all civilian mission to space aims to complete the first orbital space flight, with only private citizens on board. As part of a fundraising effort for saint jude childrens research, hospital, a non profit research facility and hospital in the united states that provides free care to children with cancer lets discuss this exciting mission in detail. Last year, jared eisekman, the 38 year old, founder and ceo of shift four payments and an accomplished pilot and adventure booked a flight on spacexs crew, dragon capsule and chose three normal folks to accompany him. Isekman is joined by haley arsenau, a physician assistant at saint jude childrens research hospital, where she was also once a patient sean proctor. The missions pilot is a geosciences professor at south mountain community college in arizona and a science communicator. The fourth seat went to christopher sombroski, an air force veteran who works for aerospace, giant lockheed martin sombroski will serve as the mission specialist and will help manage payload science, experiments, communications to mission control and more isekman paid for all four seats on crew dragon and dropped. The first 100 million dollars of a 200 million dollar fundraiser for saint jude, the crew, has been training since march about seven months before liftoff. In april, at the master center, the crew underwent centrifuge training to prepare for the various dynamic situations encountered during space flight, including launch re entry, ocean splashdown and a potential in flight abort scenario.
These centrifuge profiles were modeled by spacex after previous crew dragon missions to closely replicate the g forces. The crew will experience during their trip to space. In may, the team took on a challenging team building activity by climbing to camp muir on mount rainier in washington. State camp muir rests just above 10 000 feet in altitude and presents a difficult climb for new and experienced climbers alike. The climb presented an opportunity for the crew to grow as a team in a difficult environment facing cold temperatures, limited visibility and minimal accommodations at the camp. Issacman and proctor received training at spacexs headquarters in hawthorne california. In june, the two become acquainted with the crew dragon, because, while it can fly on its own, they need to know the craft through and out to be prepared for any eventuality. The crew observed launch operations of previous missions, including the spacex crew, 2 mission to the space station and the crew won splashdown and recovery operations. The team experienced zero gravity for the first time. In july, the experiment was carried out aboard a modified boeing 727 aircraft piloted by the zero gravity corporation. The crew was all smiles as the plane flew in alternating upward and downward arcs, also known as the parabolic maneuver to create a microgravity environment in the aircraft. Cabin and allow passengers to experience brief periods of weightlessness. In august, the crew announced that they will partake in a first of its kind health research initiative to increase humanitys knowledge on the impact of space flight on the human body once in orbit.
The crew will perform carefully selected research, experiments on human health and performance, which will have potential applications for human health on earth and during future space flights. As the crew members of the mission prepared for the historic flight spacex was busy preparing the crew dragon spacecraft and the falcon 9 rocket for the flight crew. Dragon resilience will be used to fly the inspiration for mission, which will be the capsule second flight after crew 1 mission. The spacecrafts docking adapter, normally used to dock with the international space station, has been replaced for this mission by a single monolithic, domed glass window, allowing 360 degrees views outside resiliences nose. The three layer observation dome, which was extensively tested and qualified for flight in six months, will be the largest contiguous space window ever flown brazilians will launch from kennedy space centers launch complex ‘a, atop, falcon 9 block 5 booster, b1062. First and second stage separation will occur at t plus 2 minutes and 40 seconds, and the booster will return to earth for an autonomous drone ship landing 12 minutes into the flight. The spacecraft will separate from the rockets second stage and enter into earths orbit once in orbit, dragon will travel to an apogee of approximately 575 kilometers flying farther than any human space flight. Since the hubble missions, the crew, will re, enter the atmosphere after three days, depending on the weather around florida and splashdown in the atlantic ocean spacex recovery teams will meet up with the capsule loaded onto a ship, remove the crew and bring them ashore after completing their Final day of astronaut training at spacexs headquarters in hawthorne, the crew of inspiration 4 arrived in florida on september, 9th landing at space, floridas launch and landing facility at nasas kennedy space center.
Additionally, the dragon spacecraft was transported from its processing facility on cape canaveral space force station to spacexs hangar at kennedy space center, where it was mated with the falcon 9 rocket. The falcon 9 launcher rolled out of spacexs hangar on september 11th and rode to the historic seaside launch facility, where a hydraulic lift traced, the 65 meter launcher vertical the next day.