Inspiration4 mission

Inspiration4 mission is the SpaceX’s first all-civilian, non-governmental spaceflight that is set to be launched on September 15. All four seats of this spaceflight has been purchased by American billionaire Jared Isaacman – the founder of the fintech company Shift4 Payments as part of the effort to raise millions for Tennesse-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a paediatric treatment and research facility that focuses on leukaemia and other cancers.
Inspiration4 mission will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre. It will involve the spacecraft circling the Earth for three days and then landing into the Atlantic Ocean. Its target orbit is at 575 km – higher than the International Space Station (408 km) and the Hubble Space Telescope (547 km).

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