Elon Musk’s SpaceX created history, sent four civilians to space for the first time
Famous businessman Elon Musk’s American aerospace company SpaceX has created history by sending four ordinary people into space. SpaceX today created a new record by launching the Inspiration 4 mission into space with the world’s first all-civilian crew. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying four people took off for space on a Falcon-9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, at around 5:30 am (Indian time) today.
The mission consists of four amateur astronauts traveling at an altitude of 357 miles (575 kilometers) above Earth’s surface, who will orbit the Earth for three days in a private spacecraft, the spacecraft will orbit the Earth. The special thing about this mission is that there is not a single professional astronaut in it. This mission has been named Inspiration 4. Let us tell you that for the first time after 2009, humans will be at such a height.
It is noteworthy that this flight of SpaceX is powered by Falcon 9 rocket. The launch took place from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, where the Apollo 11 mission once flew to the Moon. By sending such a team on space missions, an attempt is being made to signal that space is now open to all. Billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman is behind this project. He hired the entire mission at his own expense and then invited three unnamed men to accompany him. Also a unique selection process was adopted to select his co-travellers.
Let us tell you that 38-year-old Isaacman is the founder of a company named “Shift4Payments” and is the commander of this mission. His company services shops and restaurants to complete bank card transactions. He started this company at the age of 16 from the basement of his house. He loves flying airplanes and holds the record for traveling around the world in a light jet.