By CAPosts 22 February, 2021 - 05:53pm 95 views
Thanks to a charity initiative by billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman , Hayley Arceneaux , a bone cancer survivor, will be part of the first civilian space flight: the Inspiration4 mission.
© Provided by Millennium Hayley Arceneaux. (EFE)
After her participation was revealed this Monday, the 29-year-old woman expressed that she is "very grateful and honored for this incredible opportunity that only presents itself once in a lifetime."
Arceneaux, born in Baton Rouge ( Louisiana), will represent St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , a charity where she was diagnosed and treated for bone cancer as a child on that mission aboard a SpaceX company ship.
Representing the mission pillar of Hope, # Inspiration4 has named its first crew member - a cancer survivor and physician assistant at @StJude . Generosity and Prosperity seats remain open through 2/28. Visit https://t.co/ECwhGyITJ2 for more. https://t.co/QTkPvgn3EV pic.twitter.com/S7wYViXTLg
- Inspiration4 (@ inspiration4x) February 22, 2021
"I can't wait to show the world what cancer survivors can do," he said after "the secret" of his involvement came to light.
also asked people to donate money to their "favorite cause", St. Jude Hospital, which aims to raise $ 200 million for the free treatment of seriously ill children with this space initiative.
The young woman She has been a spokesperson and "ambassador" for St. Jude since her childhood, works in one of its hospitals in Tennessee and was chosen for this space adventure that Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments will command, and will possibly start next October from Cape Canaveral, Florida .
In addition to Isaacman and Arceneaux, two other people who have not yet been announced will travel to space , but it is determined that one will be a St. Jude donor and the other an entrepreneur who uses Shift4Shop to "do make your dream business come true ".
Arceneaux will be assigned the seat" Hope " and the other two people will be called" Generosity "and" Prosperity ", according to the mission's website.
- Shift4Shop (@ Shift4Shop) February 3, 2021
According to People magazine, Arceneaux will capture several records in the history of space conquest: " first American civilian woman, first person with an artificial joint, first person to survive cancer and first Cajun (the descendants of the French pioneers of Louisiana) in space ".
In a statement the young woman said that" until now astronauts were physically perfect ", but this mission will help change" the idea of what an astronaut should be ", while helping children who are fighting cancer.
The Dragon ship with the participants in the Inspitation4 mission will orbit the Earth for "several days" and then it will fall into the Atlantic, where it will be recovered by the SpaceX teams, as announced by this space company on 1 February.
According to SpaceX, the Inspiration4 mission will be the "world's first fully commercial" .
The Inspiration4 crew will receive commercial astronaut training for part of SpaceX, about the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and the Dragon spacecraft, orbital mechanics, operation in microgravity, zero gravity and other evidence
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It is not the first time that Isaacman, 37 years old and with training of commercial and military pilot, mixing aviation and solidarity
In 2008 and 2009 promoted the Speed-Around-The-World initiative, a series of flights to raise money and publicize the work of the Make a Wish Foundation come true