Hayley Arceneaux profile: The cancer survivor and physician assistant on Inspiration4

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Hayley Arsinaux was the first person to be announced as joining SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission—and, perhaps, remains the person it most aims for.

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At first glance, Inspiration 4 is a private space trip, as done by billionaires this year. It is intended mostly as a pioneering marketing journey, with Internet entrepreneur Jared Isaacman traveling into space mostly for his own entertainment.

But like those other billionaires, Mr. Isaacman has presented this journey as something other than an inspiration to the world. As well as arguing that the visit would help stimulate scientific interest and promote values ​​such as “prosperity”, he has used the trip to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, bringing the total to $ Over 100 million have been produced.


Ms. Arsinox is living proof of the hospital’s well being. As well as researching childhood cancer, it provides care for young people who are going through it, completely free of charge.

When she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, at the age of 10, she became one of those young people. He was treated and cared for by St. Jude, who was undergoing chemotherapy and surgery.

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After she was cared for, he committed that she would return to the hospital, and she did. Now out of treatment, she offers it to others as a medical assistant in the same hospital that saved her life.

Keeping this in mind, he has been assigned the post of Medical Officer. As part of that, she will oversee medical care and experiments during the mission, according to Inspire 4.

They are also given the value of “hope” in keeping with other values ​​- “prosperity”, “leadership” and “generosity” – that the four-strong crew is intended to contain.

When the mission was announced, Ms. Arsinox was supposed to be the youngest person in space. But Jeff Bezos has since announced that he will take 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Damon on his Blue Origin flight – a trip paid for by his father – and that the title was taken from him.

However, at 29, she will still become the youngest American in space. And she will be many other firsts in space: the first American civilian woman, the first person with a prosthesis, and the first pediatric cancer survivor.

Along with the rest of the crew, Arsinox will fly on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – inside the Crew Dragon capsule attached to the top – and spend three days in space. After that journey, they would fall back to earth and splash into the ocean.

He and the rest of the crew have gone through a spectrum of astronaut training, including orbital mechanics, working in microgravity, zero gravity and other forms of stress testing, as well as performing emergency training and mission simulation. However, the capsule is autonomous and so their input will be needed only if something is seriously wrong.


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