The toilet fan on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned, setting off an alarm, and the all-civilian crew had to be coached on how to fix it
Toilets in space have fans to ensure waste goes in the right direction - but the fan on the Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned, a crew member said.news.yahoo.com
Inspiration4 'space puppy' doubles as zero-g indicator and fundraiser on SpaceX mission
As the second stage engine of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket cut off, Hayley Arceneaux reached into a pouch strapped to her leg and pulled out a plush doll. She then let it go. The toy, attached to a tether, began to float above Arceneaux's head.space.com
Baylor College of Medicine’s TRISH Institute to facilitate science on SpaceX Inspiration4 mission
It may not be too long before many everyday people are able to make their way to space. As commercial spaceflight grows within American soil with companies like SpaceX creating milestones for space exploration, Space City is playing a major role in health research to help future missions.
Inspiration4 crew planning ultrasounds, microbe samples and more to understand health during flight
The crew of the first-ever all-civilian orbital spaceflight will conduct medical experiments during the flight that will help researchers better understand spaceflight's effects on the human body.space.com
From Etsy to Earth orbit: Inspiration4 crew packs mementos for space (and sale)
Hayley Arceneaux is soon to become the first person with a prosthetic body part to enter space. She will be the youngest American to orbit Earth. And she may be the first-ever astronaut to have shopped on Etsy to find some of her personal space gear.space.com
SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal training into orbit — and bring space tourism closer to reality
Organized and funded by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, the Inspiration4 mission touts itself as “the first all-civilian mission to orbit” and represents a new type of space tourism.space.com
Inspiration4 civilian astronaut, cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux writes a note to her younger self
Inspiration4's first all-civilian mission to space aboard a SpaceX rocket will include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital physician assistant and cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux. The 29-year-old represents the hope pillar of the mission and will be the youngest American to travel to space. As she prepares for this historic journey, Arceneaux writes a note to her younger self for our Emmy-nominated series, Note to Self.news.yahoo.com
SpaceX flight gives St. Jude hospital a cosmic funding boost
Isaacman announced Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, that he aims to use the trip to raise more than $200 million for St. Jude. (St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital via AP)NEW YORK – SpaceX’s first all-civilian space flight set for late this year will provide an out-of-this-world fundraising opportunity for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which says it expects to generate $200 million for cancer research and other causes. St. Jude, which specializes in researching and treating pediatric diseases, also stands to increase awareness of its mission. The fourth seat will go to a frontline healthcare worker at St. Jude’s hospital to inspire hope about its mission. Inspiration4 should live up to its name for children at St. Jude’s hospital, Shadyac said.
SpaceX announces the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to space
HOUSTON – NASA and Apollo 7 NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham weighed in on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, which would be the first all-civilian astronaut mission. Monday, SpaceX announced that by the end of the fourth quarter of this year, it will attempt Inspiration4 – the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX told NBC one of the seats will go to a former childhood patient of St. Jude who is cured of cancer and is now a medical staffer at the hospital. NASA Commercial Spaceflight Division Director Phil MacAlister said NASA’s Commercial Crew Program envisioned this milestone when they started the program more than a decade ago. This multi-day journey, orbiting Earth every 90 minutes along a customized flight path, will be carefully monitored at every step by SpaceX mission control.