On late Wednesday, a live video was trending on the internet, and it was showing the team of astronauts wearing their spacesuits at the SpaceX near the launchpad. The first private flight head-on into orbit Wednesday night, and the Inspiration4 was successful. The NASA astronauts reflect that serving a mission to the government to one focused on private enterprise.
The astronauts took a short ride before the liftoff, it was a Tesla SUV, and it was about a three-hour journey to the launchpad. It was the mission that was held on the shoulders of 4 people, and they did a fantastic job. They went to the launch tower with the help of an elevator, which was about 255 feet up, and crossed a bridge to the Crew Dragon capsule. As you all have seen the picture and video on the internet, all the people have a smile on their face as they were so so happy for this launch and thus they achieved their target. Not only this, but they also signed the wall of the white room – a space outside the capsule door.
They already have a huge responsibility on their shoulders and the hope of Elon Musk. It is like a dream come true. The technicians of SpaceX sealed them into the safe spacecraft for their safety. Approximately 2:30 hours before the launch, the Inspiration4 were all strapped in the spacecraft and checked with the communication system. They all were so active but also a little bit nervous due to the responsibility of the SpaceX member and Elon Musk and they were ready as all the good wishes and God’s blessing was with Inspiration4.
The journey of more than 100 miles was about to launch. The crew waited approx 35 minutes as the propellant was filling in the rocket before the liftoff for a smooth start.
The head of space operations engineer of SpaceX – Sarah Gillis, guided the Inspiration4 all about the orbit from mission control and wished them Good Luck before liftoff.
“It is an honor and pleasure to experience this historic flight.” – Dr. Sian Proctor (Inspiration4 Crew Member)
A statement by one of the crew members. Now the only thing that is left is flight launching and seeing the enthusiasm of the crew was speechless as no force can pull them down from this mission. It was the standing ovation moment for Elon Musk- the owner of SpaceX.
The capsule (rocket) headed to an orbit for about more than 100 miles up, as it was higher than the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. The Inspiration4 crew was very far from the Earth, and it was a proud moment for Elon Musk.
Everyone’s life is full of ups and downs, and the same applies to Elon Musk’s life too. He has been through so many traumas in his life and comes with so many failures to the several achievements. The SpaceX launch was also one of the biggest achievements. Well, many more are yet to come.
The only thing that one can learn from his life is to never give up. No matter what happens, try to overcome your failure and achieve your target with zeal.