Successful Historic All-Civilian Spaceflight Mission
The countdown has been complete for a mission like we’ve never seen before: Inspiration4!
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 16, 2021
This is the first-ever all-civilian human spaceflight aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The historic launch will take four crew members into orbit – a pilot, a physician assistant who is a cancer survivor, a technician from Lockheed Martin and U.S. Air Force Veteran, and a geoscientist representing leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity.
The multi-day journey goal is to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and include scientific research to aid in advancing human health back home as well as in space.