Tech & Science spacex: American spatial tourists spent their first day in orbit

19:25  17 september  2021
19:25  17 september  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Tout se déroule bien pour la première mission spatiale sans aucun astronaute © Lucy Young / AP / Sipa Everything takes place well for the first spatial mission Without any astronaut space - everything is fine in the best of the worlds ... Espace

The four American tourists of space spent their first day in orbit in the Spacex ship, searching for research Scientists and talking to patients with a hospital for sick cancer children after their take-off from Cape Canaveral the day before.

The children of St Jude Hospital were able to talk to the crew of the inspirational mission4, "asking them the question that everyone arises:" Are there cows on the moon? "", Tweeted the hospital. Inspiration4 is the first spatial mission entirely composed of private citizens on board.

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The crew "made 5.5 times around the earth, carried out the first series of scientific research and had some meals" before going to bed, said Twitter the company founded by ELON MUSK . He indicated on his Twitter account that he had spoken with the crew and "everything is fine". They will now join the Dragon Capsule Dome, a huge glass dome installed to offer passengers a 360 degree view on the spatial vacuum and which replaces the system normally intended to moor to the ISS.

The billionaire Jared Isaacman, the Hayley Arceneaux Medical Assistant, the Aerospace Engineer Chris Sembroski and the Sian Proctor Science Teacher turns in orbit at 590 kilometers above sea level. All are novices of space. The mission called inspiration4, which turns further than the International Space Station (about 400 km of altitude) is the first to go also far into space since a repair mission of the Hubble telescope in 2009.

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it aims to raise $ 200 million for St Jude Hospital and studying the effects of space on this crew composed of amateur astronauts. However, the ultimate goal is to prove that space trips are accessible to the greatest number - even if they remain for the moment reserved for the richest - while the United States and private companies like Spacex have made the bet of spatial tourism.

"Missions as Inspiration4 contribute to advancing space flights to allow everyone to go to orbit and beyond," said Elon Musk in a tweet. With this mission, a new record is beaten: There are currently 14 humans in space. They were 13 in the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009.

They are currently seven in the ISS and three Chinese astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-12 vessel, which brings them home after 90 days spent in Tiangong space station. The Spacex mission concludes a summer marked by the flight of billionaires above the ultimate border: first Richard Branson on the 11th of July, aboard the vessel of Virgin Galactic, then a few days later Jeff Bezos, with his company Blue Origin. But these first two flights had offered only a few minutes of weightlessness to their crew, compared to three full days for Spacex tourists who must land on Saturday off the west coast of Florida.

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Russia: an actress and a director in the space to turn the first film in orbit .
© AP The actress Yulia Peresild, the commander of the Anton Shkapreov mission (center) and director Kim Shipenko during A press conference in Baikonour on October 4, 2021. An actress and a Russian director take off from Baikonour this Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in the morning to turn the first feature film in orbit in the International Space Station. with our correspondent in Moscow, Anissa El Jabri Russia will score a point in the spatial competition on Tuesday and even lady the pawn at NASA.

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