The launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was theatrically illuminated with spotlights. Which lit up the sky by turning night into day. When the Space X rocket’s nine engines fired up just after 8 p.m. ET it flooded the surrounding lowlands with a flame of lights. The team of amateurs includes a billionaire who self-funded the Space X mission. A cancer survivor, a community college teacher, and a Lockheed Martin employee.
Struggles behind Space X Lunar Tourism Mission
The crew remained on-board their Space X Lunar Tourism Mission capsule for three days. As it flies through orbit before returning for a splashdown landing off the coast of Florida on Saturday. For the next three days, the passengers drifted around the capsule. As it completes an orbit around the planet once every 90 minutes. Traveling at more than 17,500 miles per hour, while the passengers drift and take in all-around views of Earth.
To capture the journey, their spacecraft will dive back into the atmosphere. For a sizzling re-entry and splashdown off the coast of Florida. They scheduled the Splashdown for Saturday. But that could change if weather or other issues swift an earlier or later return. They carried enough food along with the Space X capsule. And it also had provisions for about one week in order to survive.
The crew in Space X mission Lunar Tourism Mission includes 38-year-old billionaire Jared Isaac man, who personally funded the trip; Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a childhood cancer survivor and current St. Jude physician assistant; Sian Proctor, 51, a geologist and community college teacher with a Ph.D.; and Chris Sembroski, a 42-year-old Lockheed Martin worker and all-time space fan who claimed his seat through an online raffle.
All four passengers spent the entire mission onboard the SpaceX capsule. A 13-foot-wide, gumdrop-shaped spacecraft that separates from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket after reaching orbital speeds. And was initially made to carry NASA astronauts. For all three days in space, the passengers experienced a special zero-gravity-friendly toilet. Located near the top of Space X’s capsule. No showering will be available, and the crew slept on the same reclining seats. They were sitting during the launch and ride.
SpaceX hoped that this would be the first mission among many tourism missions. Flagging the way towards a time. When it is as common to take a trip to space as it is to hop on an airplane. And the Crew Dragon capsule was SpaceX’s first step on the way there. However, it was designed and built under a NASA contract. For astronaut tours to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX keeps and operates the vehicle. And has still the authority to allow anyone they want, to go on a mission or any trip.
So, according to the companies’ wishes, they allow people to travel on their vehicle. By this SpaceX and its space tourism. Customers get to design the entire mission by selecting the flight path. It includes a training schedule all the way down to selecting which foods the passengers will masticate during the tour. At a press conference, Sembroski the 42-year-old who got his ticket through a raffle. Told about his feelings after joining the Space X tourism mission.
He said that he felt like they were writing the rules. They are flouting a lot of rules demanded by NASA. Afterward, they get a chance to do things in their own way. Which was a good opportunity for them to achieve their dreams. This was the first time citizens went on a tour to space through Space X. However, after the death of Christa McAuliffe. A New Hampshire school teacher was killed in the Challenger disaster. In 1986, a unit of rich adventure-loving people funded their own way to the International Space Station. In the 2000s through a company called Space Adventures.
Contribution of Dennis Tito in Space X Lunar
Dennis Tito who is an American investment management billionaire became the first. To self-finance a trip by Space X of eight days stay on the International Space Station, and the other six came later. On Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft besides professional astronauts’ rides were booked for all of them. This Space X’s mission set up a new example for a new start for common citizens. Or people to travel in space and go for a trip to space other than the astronauts selected by the government. And sporadic deep-pocketed adventurers who convey the mantle of space exploration.
Space X an Extraordinary Mission
But we are however away from the realism, and this tour is away from average. A billionaire founder of a payment-funded processing company in a practice mission. The financial details of the mission were not revealed to the public. It is approximately $200 million. And according to a government report, the Space X capsule’s price is about $55 million per seat.
Whenever a spacecraft leaves earth there are also many risks with it. No perfect dimensions are available for it, the same was in this case of Space X’s mission. At the same time, it proved too good that Space X is permitted to sell their seats to ordinary citizens. Who has a thirst to explore space or any other person whoever the company chooses? Although NASA also paid so much for crew dragons’ development. Additionally, Space X still made vehicles used for many different purposes and missions.