Sumary of ‘Very Ordinary’ Astronauts Prepare for an Extraordinary Launch to Space:
- The trip shows that a private citizen, at least someone with a couple hundred million dollars and a few months to spare, is now able to essentially rent a spacecraft to circle the planet.
- The result is a mission with a crew that is more representative of wider society — Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St.
- “The world did not see how it benefits them,” Timiebi Aganaba, a professor of space and society at Arizona State University, said of the Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin flights of Mr. Branson and Mr. Bezos.
- ’”With his crew of everypersons, Mr. Isaacman is endeavoring to achieve a goal of science fiction authors and space enthusiasts: to open space to everyone, not just professional astronauts and wealthy space tourists.
- Dr. Proctor, who learned to fly planes as part of her effort to become a NASA astronaut, pointed to Ms. Arceneaux, a cancer survivor who will become the first person with a prosthetic to travel to space.
- Mr. Isaacman has declined to say how much he is paying, only that it was less than the $200 million he hopes to raise for St.
- In the Netflix documentary, Ms. Arceneaux invited friends over to watch the Super Bowl — a small gathering complete with a film crew.
- Ms. Arceneaux will serve as the flight’s medical officer and conduct some research on the crew during the flight.