Here’s how you can send your name on SpaceX’s first all-civilian spaceflight

Dr. Sian Proctor won the ‘prosperity’ seat on the all-civilian flight this year

In this long exposure photo, photographers watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon space capsule lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
In this long exposure photo, photographers watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon space capsule lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Do you want to send your name to space?

The special opportunity is part of a fundraiser for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Sian Proctor won the “prosperity” seat on SpaceX’s first all-civilian flight in September, known as Inspiration 4.

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Proctor, a science professor and artist, is bringing a poem she wrote in honor of her trip to space.

Proctor is going to add the names of donors on the back of the poem to fly with her in the Crew Dragon spacecraft. A link to the fundraiser can be found here. The deadline to donate is Friday night.

There is a $30 donation option, a $100 donation option and a $250 donation option. Proctor hopes the fundraiser hits $20,000, as of Friday morning, donations are at $11,000.

The Inspiration 4 mission is funded by businessman Jared Isaacman. Proctor and Chris Sembroski were selected to fly with Isaacman after a competition. St, Jude physician and cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux makes the fourth crew member and represents “hope.”

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Crew Dragon in September from Kennedy Space Center. The crew will spend three days orbiting Earth before splashing down off the coast of Florida.


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