SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 crew detail ‘awe-inspiring’ and ’emotional’ mission in their first interview since returning to Earth

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  • The all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission said the trip to space was “awe-inspiring” and “emotional” in their first interview since returning to Earth.
  • Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arsinaux, Sean Proctor and Chris Sambroski fell into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida on September 18.
  • The crew left Earth on 15 September on a modified Crew Dragon module
  • He spent three days orbiting the Earth, flying 360 miles above its surface.
  • To date, Inspiration4 has raised $60.4 million in donations and commitments to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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The entire civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission described their three-day trip to space as “awe-inspiring” and “emotional” in their first interview since returning to Earth.

Four crew members — Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arsinaux, Sean Proctor and Chris Sambroski — told NBC’s Lester Holt on Monday that memories of the trip will stick with them for a lifetime.

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“That last view of Earth in the cupola made me emotional, because it was so awe-inspiring, and I knew I would think about it for the rest of my life,” said 29-year-old Arsinex. Interview.

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The all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission said the three-day trip to space was “awe-inspiring” and “emotional” in their first interview since returning to Earth.

Hayley Arsinaux (pictured) said, 'That final view of the Earth in the cupola made me emotional, because it was so awe-inspiring, and I knew I would keep thinking about it for the rest of my life.

Hayley Arsinaux (pictured) said, ‘That final view of the Earth in the cupola made me emotional, because it was so awe-inspiring, and I knew I would keep thinking about it for the rest of my life.

The proctor said, ‘Our name is Prerna. ‘It’s special to be able to capture that scene and bring it back to Earth.’

Proctor, 51, made history as the first black woman to serve as a spacecraft pilot, saying her experience was meaningful to her after she became a finalist to become a NASA astronaut in 2009, but she was not selected Was.

‘Girls of color, and women of color, being able to talk about my experience, and even older women, that sometimes when you feel like your life The best part of what’s passed on to you, as you’ve grown up, is that there’s still so much to learn, a lot to explore, a lot to do,” Proctor explained.

‘It’s just wonderful. It’s the best way I can ever imagine going to space with these individuals with SpaceX. I am thrilled.’

“Our name is Prerna,” added Sean Proctor (pictured). ‘It’s special to be able to capture that scene and bring it back to Earth’

Arceneaux, who is a physician assistant at St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and was treated for bone cancer at age 10, said he hoped the mission would inspire people, despite the fact that he himself ‘ Thinks as an ‘ordinary person’.

She said, ‘It’s hard for me to wrap my head around because I think of myself as a normal person, but I hope people can relate to me.’

“I have had some difficulties in life, but I think everyone has it in some way or another,” she continued.

‘I think everyone has had to go through something, and I hope people can see my story and know that maintaining the hope, that achche din will come, is very important.’

The rest of the interview will air Monday night on NBC News.

Last month, Arceneaux detailed its six-month-long training regimen, which included centrifuge training, studying and ‘spending a lot of time in simulators’.

The crew began their journey at 4:07 p.m. on Sept. 15, when the four men departed Hangar X from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was also present to watch the crew and appeared as excited as the team going into space on a modified Crew Dragon module.

One of the modifications was the cupola, or giant window, allowing the four astronauts to have a panoramic view of space in the modified Crew Dragon craft.

When SpaceX first showed off the glass dome in March, Musk said the window would give the crew 'probably the most 'in space' ... feeling that they might be in a glass dome

When SpaceX first showed off the glass dome in March, Musk said the window would give the crew ‘probably the most ‘in space’ … feeling that they might be in a glass dome

The Inspiration 4 crew plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Florida shortly after 7 p.m. on September 18, ending their historic three-day mission to orbit the Earth, 360 miles above the surface.

The Dragon capsule descended on four slopes toward Earth before slowly descending into the water as the module floated on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

Four main chutes open as Inspiration 4 capsule lands back on Earth after a three-day mission in space

Four main chutes open as Inspiration 4 capsule lands back on Earth after a three-day mission in space

The Inspiration 4 capsule carrying four civilian crew members makes a safe return to Earth as it lands in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday

The Inspiration 4 capsule carrying four civilian crew members makes a safe return to Earth as it lands in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday

While this is not the first time civilians have traveled to space, Inspiration 4 is the first mission to be conducted entirely by civilians.

“Each one of us has been transformed in a way we might not have expected,” said Sambrowski, 41, who works as a mission specialist.

“Each one of us has been transformed in a way we might not have expected,” said Chris Sambrowski (pictured), 41, who works as a mission specialist.

‘And for me it was being able to see the Earth in a way that made me realize that there is so much to see personally that I need to find those places and explore more.’

A ‘Proven Jet Pilot’ According to Inspiration4 WebsiteIsaacman, the mission’s commander, is funding the trip in a private deal with SpaceX.

He said that he wants the mission to show that the place can be for all and not for a select few.

“I think if orbital space flight is the exclusive domain of a few countries and a select few, I don’t know how far we’re going,” Isaacman, 38, said.

Jared Isaacman (pictured) said, 'I think there are organizations like SpaceX that are working very hard to reduce the cost of spaceflight, to make it more accessible to others so that we can all go out and To travel among the stars.

‘I think there are organizations like SpaceX that are working very hard to reduce the cost of spaceflight, to make it more accessible to others so that all …

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