A young man smiles while sitting amidst machinery.

Enlarge / Jared Isaacman at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California. (credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX announced Monday that it will fly a space tourism flight as early as the fourth quarter of this year, billing it as the first “all-civilian” mission to space.

A tech entrepreneur named Jared Isaacman has financed the mission, named “Inspiration4,” and will serve as commander aboard the autonomous Crew Dragon spacecraft. Isaacman, 37, is a pilot rated to fly commercial and military aircraft, but he has no formal astronaut training. He is founder and chief executive officer of Shift4 Payments, a digital payments company.

“My passion for aviation and the dream of going to space has really been lifelong,” Isaacman said during a news conference.

Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »
Legal Notice: Views expressed in articles published in www.ebusinessbrief.com are those of the authors and www.ebusinessbrief.com or its owners take no responsibility regarding the same. Advertisements in www.ebusinessbrief.com are published for information of the subscribers. www.ebusinessbrief.com does not authenticate, endorse or guarantee any of the products or services or claims made by the Advertisers. Readers are advised to themselves verify the details. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without prior written permission from the Editor. Permission is normally granted wherever sufficient acknowledgement is given to www.ebusinessbrief.com.