HOME       Contact Us      Hire Us       Domestic Airlines        Railway Enquiry     Railway Booking     Hotels & Flights Abroad
NEIGHBOURS CALLING:      Dubai      Malaysia     Nepal     Bhutan
indiatraveltimes.com
COVID DATA October 19, 2021 INDIA: New Cases: 13,058 Total Cases: 3,40,94,373 New Deaths: 164 Total Deaths: 4,52,454 New Tests: 11,81,314 Total Tests: 59,31,06,188 New Vax: 87,41,160 Total Vax: 98,67,69,411 Hot Spot States (daily deaths above 10) Karnataka: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 37,953 Kerala: New Deaths: 60 Total Deaths: 26,925 TPR: 9.72% Maharashtra: New Deaths: 27 Total Deaths: 1,39,816 Tamil Nadu: New Deaths: 13 Total Deaths: 35,912 Bengal: New Deaths: 12 Total Deaths: 18,989 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
SpaceX Dragon reaches orbit carrying four civilians for a 3-day stay

This is real. Unlike of Virgin Galactic and Blue Origins which kicked up a lot of dust over what did they do. Elon Musk’s SpaceX Inspiration4 has started orbiting. A floating lovely toy puppy pops out inside the microgravity environment in a space suit! A zero-gravity indicator. Its replicas are flying off the shelves in shops on the earth ($24). The crew too are gazing at us, they say. Amazing!

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Inspiration4, a joint space travel venture with billionaire Jared Isaacman, is carrying four civilians for a 3- day revolution in the orbit. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, himself is the commander. The team in the Dragon spacecraft includes two women.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (Florida), Sept 15: Close on the heels of Virgin Galactic of Richard Branson and Blue Origins of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its space mission called Inspiration4 on Wednesday night atop a Falcon-9 rocket, carrying four civilian non-professionals strapped inside the Crew Dragon spacecraft. It lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:02 pm EDT (0002 GMT)

There was skepticism about the timing of liftoff because of unsteady weather conditions in Florida as also about the splashdown a few days later. Therefore a five-hour window had been set. The Space Wing forecast that the weather had a 80% probability of being clear. In case of any adverse condition, the flight would have had to be pushed to Thursday. But the blastoff took place at the apppointed time. The mission had started preparations in February.

The Dragon capsule, which is on r-run, is flying to an orbital altitude of about 575 km. There the crew will float for about three days before returning. A few minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 booster landed on the company’s barge stationed in the Atlantic as scheduled. The barge or drone ship is the size of a football field and is designed to serve as a floating landing platform. SpaceX has three of them.

The mission is the joint creation of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments.

Isaacman, 38, is the Inspiration4 commander of the two-man, two-women mission. He is a pilot with military background. He had founded Draken International, which trains pilots for the US military. Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a St. Jude nursing assistant, is the mission’s medical officer. Sian Proctor, 51, the Inspiration4 pilot, is a geoscientist and science communication specialist. She was the winner of a contest for her efforts to sell her art and poetry. Chris Sembroski, 42, the fourth member, is mission specialist. He is an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq. He is a substitute for the winner of an auction that raised $13 million for St. Jude.

The primary goal of Inspiration4 is to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude hospital. The plan is to raise $200 million for the hospital.

NASA is supporting Inspiration4. Isaacman had purchased the flight on a Dragon from SpaceX for an undisclosed amount.

Previous Files
ARCHIVES



Neighbours
Calling

Bhutan
Nepal
Malaysia
Dubai

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to life term in jail for murder
Kaleekkal Madom N Parameswaran Namboothiri is new head priest of Sabarimala temple
As rains continue, no pilgrims to be allowed to trek to Sabarimala temple
Reliance Brands acquires 40% stake in luxury designer Manish Malhotra's MM Styles

Fashion & Lifestyle
Cuisines
Yoga & Asanas
Fairs, Festivals & Melas
Religion & Cult
Pilgrimage
Art & Culture
History, Legends & Mythology
Ayurveda
Free Ayurveda Consultation
ARCHIVES
A Window On India
Fashion & Lifestyle
Yoga & Asanas
Fairs, Festivals & Melas
Religion & Cult
Pilgrimage
Art & Culture
History, Legends & Mythology
Ayurveda
News (Archives)
Travel News
Travel News Archives
Travel News Index

Custom Search