Space X is on track for another first in the space race when its Crew Dragon spacecraft launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center carrying the first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth.
The four crew members each represent one of the four mission pillars: Leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity:
- Jared Isaacman (leadership), billionaire entrepreneur who will serve as mission commander;
- Sian Proctor (prosperity), geoscientist and science communicator who will serve as mission pilot;
- Hayley Arcenaux (hope), physician assistant who will serve as mission chief medical officer;
- and Chris Sembroski (generosity), data engineer who will serve as mission specialist.
Watch the launch live here at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.