Sumary of Factbox – Profiles of first all-civilian space crew headed for orbit:
- (Reuters) – The quartet of private citizens who make up the Inspiration4 team, poised to make history aboard a SpaceX rocketship as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit, may appear at first glance to be everyday people, but they are far from ordinary.
- a physician’s assistant at the childhood cancer hospital where she was once a patient;
- com/lifestyle/science/spacex-gets-ready-launch-first-all-civilian-crew-orbit-2021-09-12 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- A lifelong aviation enthusiast who flew in the Black Diamond civilian aerobatics jet squad and co-founded a private air force of fighter planes for military training called Draken International, Isaacman earned his fortune in e-commerce.
- HAYLEY ARCENEAUX, 29, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERA childhood bone cancer survivor, Arceneaux went on to become a physician assistant at St.
- Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee, the leading pediatric cancer center where she was once a patient.
- Arceneaux, who lost part of her left thigh and knee to cancer at age 10, boasts that she will become the first person with a prosthetic body part to go into space.
- Jude, where Arceneaux now works with leukemia and lymphoma patients, is the chief beneficiary of the Inspiration4 project, which Isaacman conceived primarily as a fundraising and promotional endeavor for the institute.