SpaceX to send space tourists to orbit by the end of the year

SpaceX to send space tourists to orbit by the end of the year

SpaceX plans to send space tourists into orbit by the end of the year in a commercial mission Inspiration4. It is stated in a message on the website of the organization.

The mission will be sponsored by Jared Isaacman, founder of Shift4 Payments. He will pay for the seats of three other astronauts aboard the Dragon spacecraft. Before the flight, the crew will undergo necessary training, including microgravity and weightlessness.

The mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The flight will be carried out with a Falcon 9 rocket. Other details have not yet been released.

To apply for selection you can on a special site for the mission, leaving a minimum contribution of ten dollars, which go to help children with cancer. The names of space tourists will be known within a month.

Last November it was reported that the first space tourists, who will go to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Crew Dragon ship of entrepreneur Ilon Musk’s corporation SpaceX, signed a contract. The international crew will consist of three private astronauts and the commander, NASA research astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria. The duration of this tour will be 10 days: two days of flight and eight days of rest on the station.