Tourism space travel is no longer a daydream like it was 10 years ago, but it will become a reality in only a matter of time. The American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, SpaceX, announced its first all-civilian spaceflight mission by the name of Inspiration4, which will launch on the 10th of October.
Little did he know, Ron Howard the director of the all-time classic movie Apollo 13, that 25 years later, his own daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, would be directing an actual commercial for space tourism. This was aired as a Super Bowl Ad earlier this month offering the chance of a lifetime for three lucky people out of 7.5 billion.
“To me, this was an undeniable opportunity to present the ultimate Golden Ticket,” commented Bryce.
Jared Isaacman, the billionaire pilot and founder of Shift4Payments company, has booked this flight’s four seats. One seat for himself, and he is donating the other three seats to three categories of a frontline healthcare workers, a small business owner and lastly and most importantly, a random donator to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases particularly cancer.
Isaacman has generously donated the first $100 million to the hospital and he is hoping that this initiative will help to reach the sum of $200 million very soon. He commented with a heartfelt quote:
“I know how lucky I’ve been in my life. I’ve gotten to experience a number of great things. And you know there’s just an awful lot of families that sadly aren’t even going to be in that situation and we just have to do something about it. “
While humanity is accelerating full speed towards space with the help of technology, Jared Isaacman decided to form a crew that reflects humanity and the diversity we see in society, while not leaving behind those in need, symbolizing “Leadership, Hope, Generosity, and Prosperity” as described by Inspiration4 Website.
This is a huge achievement for SpaceX, which was founded in 2002 by the billionaire Elon musk who had the main goal of facilitating space travel and hopefully the colonization of Mars in the long run. It should also be noted that this is not the first big achievement for SpaceX; they have also managed to create the first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to put a commercial satellite in orbit. Moreover, SpaceX is the first private company to send a human-rated spacecraft to space, along with numerous other achievements.
So if you are interested in orbiting the globe in 90 minutes, it’s your chance now! All you have to do is make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and wait for the announcement of the winners in early March this year.