The Dragon capsule, from the private firm Spacex, returned successfully this Saturday at the Atlantic Ocean and in front of the coast of Florida (USA), with the four crew members of the Inspiration4 mission, the first civilian that reached the orbital space .
The Dragon reached the scheduled time, 19:07 local time (23:07 GMT), with the four crew members, none of them professional astronauts and who have reached the orbital space for the first time in his life.
"It was a great trip for us, and we're just starting," said mission commander, Jared Isaacman, seconds after the capsule reached the Atlantic waters with four parachute support.
The Inspiration4 thus concludes a three-day trip in space, moving at a speed of 28,160 kilometers per hour that has allowed it to surround the planet every 90 minutes.
In addition to Isaacman, the mission was composed of the Hayley Araceneaux Medical Assistant, Cancer Survivor, 29, and the youngest American that reaches space, as well as the Aeronautical Engineer Chris Semboski and the professor and geoscientific Sian Proctor, who made pilot.
The members of the Inspiration studied the behavior of the human body in space, as well as observing the planet from a dome at the tip of the Dragon that offered 360 degree views.
The mission also seeks to raise $ 200 million for the St. Jude Children's Hospital, in Memphis (Tennessee), which cares especially to cancer patients.
On Friday, in a live transmission with patients, Arceneaux showed them how the dragon capsule is inside while floating, but especially the great view of the land that the four civilians have from the huge window of the ship's dome.
The ISAACMAN billionaire financed the bills of the other crew members, and also began the fundraising campaign with a donation of 100 million dollars.Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 19:13