All-amateur space crew enjoying views of Earth
The first pictures have been released showing the Inspiration4 crew looking down on the planet.
image source,image captionJared Isaacman purchased the trip from SpaceXThe California-based firm used one of its Dragon ships to lift the foursome to an altitude as high as 590km. That's about 160km further than the International Space Station, and 50km higher even than the famous Hubble Space Telescope.
Not much information has been released since launch about the activities of the crew, who are the subject of an exclusive Netflix documentary.It's known that they are well, having adjusted to their weightless environment, and have been conducting some scientific experiments.
image source,image captionChris Sembroski is pictured in the dome taking picturesIt's also known that they have been in conversation with family and friends on Earth, and have conducted a Q&A with patients at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. headtopics.com
Ms Arceneaux is a physician's assistant at the hospital, having also been treated there as a 10 year-old for bone cancer.Mr Isaacman hopes the interest around the Inspiration4 flight can help raise $200m for St Jude.The crew are due back on Earth at the weekend. Their capsule will bring them to a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
It will have been another milestone in the space tourism market, which is experiencing a resurgence after a decade's hiatus. Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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LOL… nothing but fake news. 🤣 good luck Space belongs to the UK (invented by Newton) - they should apply for permission to go there.
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