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Netflix will show a documentary series on SpaceX's first civilian space mission

Netflix will show a documentary series on SpaceX’s first civilian space mission

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, planned for September 2021, is set to be the first fully manned mission by civilians. To record behind the scenes of this historic mission, Netflix will produce the documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space. Over five episodes, it will show the entire process of training new astronauts and possibly accompanying them on their journey around Earth.

According to Netflix, Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space It will be the first documentary series covering such an event in virtually real time. The first two episodes arrive on the streaming service on September 6th, with two more episodes the following week, on the 13th. For now, SpaceX is keeping the mission history for the 15th of that month, and if all goes according to plan, episode five will be a sort of short film detailing Inspiration4, slated for release at the end of September. Co-produced by Time Studios, Jason Heherr, director of another successful documentary series, which debuted on the platform in 2020 will direct: the last dance.

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Mission Inspiration4 was announced earlier this year and will be the first fully manned mission by civilians, who will spend three days orbiting the Earth aboard the Crew Dragon capsule. At the time, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said this would be an important step toward reducing costs over time to make space for everyone. The mission leader will be Jared Isaacman, owner of Shift4 Payments, who will use the initiative to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment center.

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In addition to Isaacman, the team includes Earth sciences professor Sian Proctor, who was a two-time nominee to be a NASA astronaut and who would be the mission leader; Hayley Arsenault, a physician in St. Jude, will be the first person with a prosthetic limb to go into space; and Chris Sembrowski, a United States Air Force veteran. Inspiration4 is part of SpaceX’s ambitious goals, which are planning at least four more special missions with the Crew Dragon capsule and one with the Starship craft – the latter designed to take a trip around the moon and back to the moon. ground.

(Photo: Playback / SpaceX)

It’s worth noting that this won’t be the first commercial spaceflight, as Virgin Galactic opened space tourism on July 11 this year, taking Richard Branson, the company’s founder, along with five other crew members to the frontiers of space. The following week, it was Blue Origin’s turn and its founder, Jeff Bezos, did the same. However, none of these missions have entered Earth’s orbit.

Source: the edge

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