SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew Dragon safely splashed down off the coast of Florida at 7:06 p.m. EDT / 23:06 UTC on Saturday, September 18, 2021, completing their first multi-day low Earth orbit mission.
Inspiration4 launched aboard Crew Dragon Resilience carrying four private citizens to orbit the Earth on a three-day journey.
Liftoff of Falcon 9 crewed mission from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida was scheduled on Wednesday September 15 at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Sep 16, 00:02 UTC).
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Inspiration4 is named in recognition of the four-person crew that will raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jared Issacman, founder of Shift4 Payments, purchased the flight as part of an effort to raise millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is joined by Haley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski and travel across a low earth orbit on a multi-day journey.