The launch of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission will occur, if all goes according to plan, in a launch window that lasts five hours and begins around the 8:02 PM EDT; that is, the 14:02 Spanish peninsular time and the 19:02 Mexico City time. In this mission, the first civilians will go to space and, in this way, SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, will mark another milestone in the private space race.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission is different to others that have been done so far. Especially since astronauts that go in it are all civilians. In fact, this is the first mission with civilians to space and it is another milestone that Musk’s company is throwing behind its back.
SpaceX’s mission is led (and funded) by the billionaire Jared isaacman, founder and CEO of the payment company Shift4. Together with the experienced pilot they will go to space Chris Sembroski, Lockheed Martin employee and United States Air Force veteran; the scientific Sian Proctor and Hayley arcenaux, St. Jude Physician Assistant and childhood bone cancer survivor.
What’s more, this SpaceX flight will mark others two great milestones. Although both will fall into the hands of Arcenaux who will become the youngest American to travel to space and the first person with a prosthesis to make a trip of this type.
Where to watch SpaceX’s Inspiration4 launch
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission will last about 3 days, circling the Earth every 90 minutes and re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and will land in the water, off the coast of Florida, as explained in a Press release the company.
Should SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Launch not possible Throughout this Wednesday, there would be a new opportunity this Thursday, September 16, around 8:05 p.m. EDT; that is, 2:05 p.m. Spanish peninsular time and 7:05 p.m. Mexico City time.
The streaming Live of the launch will begin about an hour before and can be seen in this video: