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
Elon Musk commits $50M to St. Jude fundraiser after Inspiration4 crew completes space flight
The first all-civilian crew to visit space received quite the welcome home gift shortly after successfully completing their three-day mission aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. >> Read more trending newsSpaceX founder, CEO and chief engineer Elon Musk tweeted soon after the Inspiration4 crew splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast that he is personally gifting $50 million toward the amateur flight crew’s $200 million fundraising goal to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. >> Related: Splashdown: Watch first all-civilian crew complete SpaceX mission, return to Earth“Count me in for $50m,” Musk wrote, in response to a tweet from the four-person crew that they were: “Happy. Home.” The crew had asked the public in their tweet for help reaching their $200 million fundraising target. Thank you @elonmusk for this generous donation toward our $200 million dollar fundraising goal for @StJude!!!wftv.com
Sunday afternoon will bring storms across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday will be another wet day across Central Florida. We will see scattered showers and storms throughout Central Florida Sunday evening. READ: Hundreds gather for Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival in downtown OrlandoOrlando will have a high of 89 degrees. Chief meteorologist Tom TerryClick here to download the WFTV weather app for live updates to your phone, and click here to stream weather coverage on the WFTV now app. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
SpaceX's 1st tourists homeward bound after 3 days in orbit
Private Spaceflight This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile (585-kilometer) orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. (SpaceX via AP) (Uncredited)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists aimed for a splashdown off the Florida coast Saturday evening. The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX envisions up to six private flights a year, sandwiched between astronaut launches for NASA to the International Space Station.wftv.com
Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew
That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. (SpaceX via AP) (Uncredited)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Last year, NASA confirmed it was in talks with Cruise about visiting the International Space Station for filming. That’s 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. Now a physician assistant at St. Jude, Arceneaux took up an old photo of herself — bald from treatment for bone cancer at age 10.wftv.com
SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit
That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. Hayley Arceneaux, a childhood cancer survivor, chatted Thursday with patients at the hospital that saved her life almost 20 years ago: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Now a physician assistant at St. Jude, Arceneaux took up an old photo of herself — bald from treatment for bone cancer at age 10. He's seeking to raise $200 million for St. Jude through the flight he's named Inspiration4, half of that coming from his own pocket.wftv.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
SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip
.SpaceX’s first private flight has streaked into orbit with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts. SpaceX’s recycled rocket soared Wednesday night from the same Kennedy Space Center pad used by the company’s three previous astronaut flights for NASA. But this time, the Dragon capsule aimed for an unusually high orbit, 100 miles higher than the International...
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
All suited up: Inspiration4 crew completes full dry dress rehearsal ahead of historic launch
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The countdown to SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission is underway on Florida’s Space Coast. On Sunday, SpaceX and the Inspiration4 crew completed a full dry dress rehearsal of launch day. The five-hour launch window opens at 8:02 p.m.“They are going higher than anyone has gone since the Hubble Space Coast missions back in 2009,” Kremer said. An observation window will allow the crew a full view of their surroundings. The crew will perform research while on board.wftv.com
Here’s how the weather could impact the Inspiration4 SpaceX launch
The Inspiration4 launch attempt of the first all-civilian mission is a week away and with four humans on board, the weather will be even more important. This time around, the weather will be extra tricky, <a href="https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/09/06/inspiration-4-why-the-first-all-civilian-spaceflight-is-a-very-big-deal/" target="_blank"><b>here’s why.</b></a>
Inspiration4 crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center days before first all-civilian launch
Four non-professional astronauts arrived in Kennedy Space Center Thursday ahead of their SpaceX rocket launch next week, which will mark the first time a human spaceflight from Florida will not have a single NASA astronaut onboard.
Last call: Contest for first private trip on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ends soon
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – The stakes are high, about 200 miles high, for fundraisers, YouTubers and creative space enthusiasts vying to be on board the first private trip to orbit Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon. The Inspiration 4 contest established by Jared Isaacman, the CEO of Shift4 Payment, will send four private citizens to low-Earth orbit later this year in the spacecraft. Interested space travelers could enter the competition by either donating to St. Jude or using Shift4Shop to share their business stories on social media. Brevard County launch photographer John Kraus, 21, threw his hat in the ring raising nearly $10,000 for St. Jude with his original photography. The four-person crew will launch from Kennedy Space Center’s launchpad 39A.
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.
Businessman buys SpaceX Crew Dragon trip to space, plans to take along 3 others
A 37-year-old businessman has bought four tickets to space with SpaceX and plans to take along three everyday people with him all while raising money for sick children. After the all-civilian spaceflight crew is announced, Isaacman plans to train with them, including some team bonding. “I am going to ensure that I introduce some very uncomfortable and stressful situations here on Earth long before we go up in space,” Isaacman said. Since NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley’s historic spaceflight, the Crew Dragon has now shuttled four other astronauts to the ISS with plans for two more astronaut launches this year for NASA and its international partners. Axios Space recently announced it has purchased a private spaceflight from SpaceX and four international businessmen will fly in Crew Dragon in early 2022.