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The second member of the crew of the tourist space flight SpaceX Inspiration4 has been named (3 photos)


Fully civilian tourist spaceSpaceX's Inspiration4 mission continues flight preparation and crew formation, which should be completed by the end of March. Sponsor and expedition commander, 37-year-old founder of the payment platform Shift4 Payments Jared Isaacman announced the name of the second crew member - a representative from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis (Tennessee). This is the assistant doctor Hayley Arsenault, who successfully overcame cancer as a child. Now the girl is 29 years old. The Crew Dragon C207 Resilience tourist mission is scheduled to take place before the end of 2021.

Announcing the second crew member Americanbillionaire Jared Isaacman, who owns the Shift4 Payments platform, has extensive flight experience and once participated in the Black Diamond Jet Team, which practices aerial acrobatics on high-speed aircraft (5 Czechoslovak L-39s and 2 MiG-17s). Isaacman also holds the world record for travel around the world in a light jet, at 61 hours and 51 minutes. In addition, the billionaire is licensed to pilot combat jet aircraft.

The entrepreneur sponsored all four locations inCrew Dragon C207 Resilience's fully civilian, charitable mission and paid a $ 100 million donation to St. Jude's Hospital. Isaacman became the first crew member and in command of the Crew Dragon Resilience mission ship. The second place in the team was reserved for a representative of the hospital, the choice of which remained with the staff of St. Jude's Hospital.


The third crew member will be known byresults of the drawing among donors who donated at least $ 10 to the account of St. Jude's Hospital. And the fourth space tourist will be the winner of the competition held from February 1 to February 28, which will be determined by a special jury based on the results of the competition. To participate in the competition, you need to become a client of the online store Shift4Shop, make the first deal and evaluate your impression of the work of Shift4Shop on the video. The video is posted on Twitter, and the jury chooses the winner based on the number of likes. All crew members must be named by mid-March.

"Ambassador of St. Jude Hospital" 29-year-old HaleyArsenault knows the problems of cancer patients firsthand. In early childhood, at the age of 10, Hayley was diagnosed with bone cancer, and she received a successful course of treatment at the hospital where she began working as a medical assistant a year ago. The girl overcame the disease, but as a result she received a titanium implant of the left hip bone and replaced her knee joint. The results of the fight against cancer still make themselves felt with mild lameness and recurrent pain. Despite the physical limitations, Hailey Arsenault will be able to fly into space, because according to the statement of the founder of SpaceX Elonm Musk, everyone who can ride the roller coaster is ready to fly on the Crew Dragon.

In the event of a successful flight, Crew Dragon C207Resilience Haley Arsenault will become the youngest American woman in space and the first human to visit space with a prosthesis. The youngest woman on Earth to go into space is still Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who was in orbit at the age of 26. The youngest earthling is also the Soviet cosmonaut German Titov, who took off at the age of 25.

Hailey Arsenault won't be the first woman in spacewhich flew into orbit without a special education and pilot profession. Even the first Soviet female cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, received only six months of training just before the flight. Prior to that, she worked as secretary of the Komsomol committee of the Krasny Perekop sewing factory, and she received a special education as a cotton spinning technician. After the flight, Tereshkova graduated with honors from the Air Force Engineering Academy. N.E. Zhukovsky and became a professor, and later a deputy of the State Duma of Russia.


Without special education, she flew into space andEnglishwoman Helen Sharmen, who worked as a technologist at the Mars confectionery factory. A 28-year-old girl was chosen at the Juno national competition, and she was brought into space by the Soyuz TM-12 spacecraft in May 1991. Known for the slogan The Girl from Mars (Girl from Mars). The flight of the American school teacher, 37-year-old Christa McAuliffe, ended tragically in 1986 - on January 28, the reusable shuttle Challenger crashed in 73 seconds of flight.

Cancer survivorHailey Arseno hopes that her journey into space will help instill hope in people, including in her patients, with whom the girl plans to speak from space orbit.