In florida Coast, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s 39A launch site, the SpaceX team is preparing for the historic Inspiration 4 Lift-off mission. This will be the first time an all-private, all-civilian space flight has entered orbit. The four crew members — Jared Isaacman, Xian Proctor, Chris Sembroschi, and Hayley Arseno — conducted intensive training for the day, even though they all Not a professional astronaut. SpaceX Crew Dragon Before the craft Transporting NASA astronauts to And from this International space station, But everyone on this flight traveled as a guest of Isaacman, the billionaire CEO of Shift4Payments. Isaacman paid for all four seats and selected other passengers through a series of competitions Played a role. (You can read more about Selection process and mission here.)
Inspiration4 staff has a 5-hour launch window, which opens at 8:02 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday. If the weather cooperates and all systems are operating normally, the team will use the Falcon 9 rocket to launch into the air. In a little more than eight minutes, their space capsule will be propelled into orbit.They will fly six times higher than it Richard Branson with Jeff Bezos They did it during their short trip to the edge of space earlier this summer and stayed in orbit for about three days.
As early as Saturday night, Dragon The spacecraft will descend towards Earth and splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the coast of Florida, where the SpaceX team will wait for them, preparing to send the new astronauts ashore.
How to watch
SpaceX’s launch webcast will start live on Wednesday, September 15th at about 4 pm Eastern Time, approximately four hours before the launch window opens. SpaceX’s preview report will include crew functions and preparation activities.You can stream below or On the SpaceX website.
The weather forecast has recently risen from 70% to 90%, so launch tonight seems possible. However, if they have to cancel their attempt tonight, they will try again tomorrow. Their alternate 5-hour launch window will begin on Thursday, September 16 at 8 PM Eastern Time.
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