Inspiration4 and SpaceX Complete Pre-Launch Flight Readiness Review



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The Inspiration4 crew reportedly completed its flight readiness review on Thursday at SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California facility, according to a press release. The goal of the meetup was to evaluate the Falcon 9 rocket, the Dragon spacecraft, as well as the recovery assets and crew for readiness ahead of the targeted launch on Wednesday, September 15.

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 launch will take place at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with a backup slot pegged for September 16. Both launch slots are set to include 24-hour windows starting at 12:00 a.m UTC.

During the space travel, the Inspiration4 team will conduct health experiments aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The crew includes billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, as well as the first civilian crew in space including Medical Officer Hayley Arceneaux, Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, and Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski.

While the crew is expected to arrive in Florida on Thursday, September 9, they’ll use the dedicated pre-launch time to finalize preparations for the mission.

Last month, Netflix also announced a documentary on the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission, set to unfold in “near real-time” with the first segment expected this month. The documentary comes from TIME, and will be directed by the director of Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’.


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