The final episode of a documentary series following SpaceX’s historic civilian mission hit Netflix on Thursday, September 30th.
The Inspiration4 mission with non-professional astronauts Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski started on September 15 from Cape Canaveral, Florida and returned three days later in a water disaster off the coast of Florida.
The crew traveled aboard a specially designed Crew Dragon spaceship, which for the first time included a glass dome for a breathtaking view of the earth at a depth of 575 kilometers.
The five-part documentary series, called Countdown: Inspiration4 mission to spaceShe follows the preparations for the groundbreaking flight as well as recordings of the mission itself.
Arceneaux, who became the first person to visit space with a prosthesis and the youngest American to orbit the earth at 29, clicked on Twitter on Thursday to highlight the release of the final episode.
Ahhh the finale of Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space is now streaming on Netflix !!
Loved reliving the launch week and our amazing experience in space. I can’t thank the documentary enough for giving us these memories pic.twitter.com/1WHKy9J8JS
– Hayley Arceneaux (@ArceneauxHayley) October 1, 2021
Here is the episode breakdown by Netflix:
1 – Preparations for the mission to send four civilians into orbit begin, and their charitable goals lead to a 29-year-old cancer survivor joining the crew.
2 – Principles of generosity and prosperity determine the selection of the last two crew members. The excitement for the flight increases, but the fear remains.
3 – At the beginning of the training, the crew members process the physical, mental and technical demands placed on them. An ascent of Mount Rainier puts them to the test.
4 – A fighter jet flight prepares the crew for the G-forces of space travel. Hayley, Sian and Chris talk about the emotions they experience during the introduction.
5 – The wait is finally over. The Inspiration4 mission takes off from the Kennedy Space Center and sends the civilian crew on the journey of a lifetime.
The successful mission could pave the way for orbital space tourism, which enables private individuals to spend time in orbit, which was previously reserved almost exclusively for well-trained astronauts.
Isaacman, the CEO of payment processing company Shift4 Payments, has secured the Inspiration4 flight in a private deal with SpaceX. In various ways, he selected three more to join him and cover all costs. Isaacman said he wanted to use the mission to promote and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
If you can’t see the Netflix documentaries, check out Digital Trends’ collection of photos and videos that tell the story of the mission from launch to splashdown.
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