Florida: The SpaceX Dragon capsule landed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida at 7:06 pm (23:06 GMT), whose heat shield allowed it to withstand descent, was slowed down by four large parachutes before splashing a video feed by the company.
Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board. A SpaceX boat immediately retrieved the capsule, before its hatch was opened and the space tourists, smiling broadly and waving their arms in the air, exited one by one.
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Isaacman, who paid SpaceX tens of millions of dollars, offered the other three seats to strangers: Hayley Arceneaux (29) nurse; Sian Proctor (51) professor and Chris Sembroski (42), a US Air Force veteran.
Billionaire captain Jared Isaacman said that was a heck of a ride for us, and we’re just getting started, who financed the trip with a goal of making space a bit more accessible shortly after landing. The stated goal of the mission Inspiration4 was to encourage the democratization of space by proving that the cosmos are accessible neither to crews that have neither been handpicked nor in training for years.
The four space novices Isaacman and three other Americans spent three days orbiting Earth, traveling farther than the ISS at an orbit of about 575 kilometers (357 miles) high and circling the globe more than 15 times each day.
The Inspiration4 crew bonded over the course of six months’ training, compared with years for professional astronauts. During the flight, the members’ vital signs, including heart rate, sleep, blood oxygen levels and cognitive abilities, were monitored to study the effects of space on complete novices.
Welcome to the second space age, mission director Todd Ericson said at a press conference after the landing. With its completion, space travel becomes much more accessible to average men and women.
SpaceX Human spaceflight programs Director Benji Reed SpaceX is already planning further space tourism flights. In fact, the amount of people who are approaching us through our sales and marketing portals have actually increased significantly. The next trip is scheduled for January 2022, with three businessmen on board.