SPACE-X is planning to send its first “all-civilian” crew to space at the end of 2021 in a charity-focused mission commanded by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman.
SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk announced this in a press release.
“This is an important milestone towards enabling access to space for everyone,” Musk said, adding that it’s part of SpaceX’s broader goal to “bring the cost down over time and make space accessible to all.”
The company said it will pick three people to ride alongside Isaacman to orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.
The mission, named Inspiration4, will launch from SpaceX’s 39A launch site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket.
Prior to flight, crew members will get special training from SpaceX with “a specific focus on orbital mechanics, operating in microgravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing.”