The SpaceX Inspiration 4 crew, who left Earth on Wednesday, have now spent a full day in space, sleeping, eating, and even betting on sports. The SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission delivers the first magical images of orbit, the blue earth looks amazing.
The mission, the first to feature a crew composed entirely of private citizens, was bankrolled by billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, also features Sian Proctor, a geology professor and the fourth African American woman in space, who serves as the mission pilot.
The Crew Dragon orbits the Earth at an altitude of 364 miles (585 km), the futhest human journey since the STS-103 space shuttle flew in 1999. This makes the team to be exposed to higher levels of radiation. Astronauts based on the International Space Station or China’s Tiangong Space Station are constantly monitored so that scientists and researchers can learn more about the health effects of spaceflight on “ordinary” humans (rather than superhuman astronauts).
You can also expect to see more “ordinary citizens” in the future. In January 2022, SpaceX plans to send four people to the International Space Station in collaboration with Axiom Space, and Tom Cruise is also reportedly scheduled to fly to the station next year for a film project.