The company SpaceX announced this Monday its intention to launch the first fully Civilian Flights, to take you to space in the fourth quarter of the year.
That is to say, it will not be about astronauts like what we usually see, but about a commercial mission with the Dragon Crew in which places are reserved for those lucky enough to be eligible for free places without belonging to any space agency, although meeting certain conditions.
As explained in the statement, Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of the company Shift4 Payments, will donate three of the seats of that trip “for the general public”, encouraging those who wish to enjoy them to enter the Inspiration4 website to participate. Of course, feeling the jug of cold water a lot, to qualify you have to be a resident of the United States and be of legal age (18 years).
A ‘Dragon’ spacecraft will take four people into space under the leadership of Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of the Shift4 Payments company on the mission known as Inspiration4, SpaceX reported.
In previous trips, civilians who have paid for the experience have already visited space , but always with astronauts trained by the US space agency, NASA, or Russian cosmonauts.
The crew will have to receive training and undergo various tests. This will be the first space flight of a fully civilian crew, who will have to receive training from SpaceX and undergo simulator tests to cope with emergency situations.
“It is the materialization of a dream, a step towards a future in which anyone can venture outside and explore the stars,” Isaacman stressed. Anyone with millions of dollars to pay it, although SpaceX has not revealed the price of the trip.