New Delhi: Another major mission has now been added to the recent line of billionaires who wish to travel to space. SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule, carrying four civilians, left for space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, at 5.33 am Indian time on Thursday.
The spacecraft was launched for the first time in the world with only ordinary citizens from Earth's orbit. The expedition has begun under the leadership of amateur astronaut billionaire Jared Isaacman, who has hired crew dragon capsules directly from rocket company. Although Isaacman did not say how much he had paid for it, he said the total expenditure came to less than $200 million.
He is accompanied by 29-year-old medical assistant Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old medical assistant from Memphis, Sine Procter, a 51-year-old community college professor from Phoenix, and Christopher Sembroski, a data engineer based in Washington, third. SpaceX owner Elon Musk said Jared can do whatever he wants as long as the vehicle is safe. He announced the mission in February. Isaacman has decided to fly for three days and to go 360 miles above the ground.