SpaceX Inspiration4 mission delivers first magical images from orbit – .

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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission delivers first magical images from orbit – .


Hayley Arceneaux, doctor specializing in the Inspiration4 mission, in the Crew Dragon dome.

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The crew of the Mission SpaceX Inspiration4, who left Earth on Wednesday, has now spent an entire day in space, sleeping, eating and even bet on sports matches. But in addition to a teaser video of the transparent dome fitted to the nose of the Crew Dragon, we haven’t seen too much of inside the cramped confines of their temporary orbital home.

Thankfully, day one footage of the orbiting crew has arrived to give us a glimpse of life in the Dragon.

The images, posted to the Inspiration4 Twitter account on Thursday evening, show the crew members enjoying the dome, mission specialist Chris Sembroski sharply focusing his camera from the curved window and military medic Hayley Arceneaux appearing to float towards the Earth.

I don’t know how these photos are tear free of joy, to be honest. I feel like I’m bawling my eyes floating in the dome.

The mission, the first to feature a crew made up entirely of private citizens, was funded by billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, also includes Sian Proctor, professor of geology and fourth African-American woman in space, who serves mission pilot.

The Crew Dragon orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 364 miles (585 kilometers), which is the farthest humans have traveled since the Space Shuttle flight STS-103 in 1999. The team will be on display at higher radiation levels than the astronauts stationed in the International Space Station or the Chinese Tiangong space station and their health is constantly monitored so that scientists and researchers can learn more about the effects of spaceflight on humans ” ordinary ”(rather than these superhuman astronauts).

You can also expect to see a lot more from “ordinary citizens” in the future. In January 2022, SpaceX plans to send four people to the International Space Station in conjunction with Axiom Space, and Tom Cruise is expected to visit the station for a film project next year.



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