The 100% civil space mission

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The 100% civil space mission



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On September 18, after three days orbiting the earth off the coast of Florida, the Dragon ship of the inspiration 4 mission deserved, the crewmembers have returned happily, everything has gone as expected except for a small failure of a redundant temperature sensor of a Draco engine that had to be deactivated and a problem with the ship's toilet that no one wants to talk about, but it smells that it must have been a very dirty inconvenience



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From SpaceX they have promised that they will review and improve the space toilet system for the next missions, but the question that arises now with this mission and with those we have seen during the summer, is all these people who go up or travel to space must be called astronauts? Because the mess about what to call the Inspiration 4 members has been tremendous, they have said of them that they are amateur astronauts, space tourists, amateur astronauts, ordinary astronauts that was said by The New York Times and many media outlets committed the mistake of qualifying them as the first tourists to travel to Earth's orbit.



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The above statement is false, as many are the first tourists from SpaceX, but the first space tourist was Dennis Tito in 2001 and after him there were six more all of them spent several days in the international space station, thanks to the Space Adventures company or space adventures founded in 1998 and based in Vienna, Virginia USA which is in its own right the first space tourism company in the world, so neither Blue Origin, nor Virgin Galactic, nor SpaceX, this to clarify tourism but the Inspiration 4 members were space tourists.



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They have defined themselves as civilian astronauts but not in contrast to military, but rather differentiating themselves from those who belong to state space agencies and therefore are under the control of a government, for this reason members of inspiration 4 said that their trip was the first of civilians, in a civilian ship, since the Dragon ship and the Falcón 9 launch rocket are from the private company SpaceX, in addition, in their case they were not going for pure leisure, among their tasks were to carry out several scientific experiments and also had as In order to raise funds for a children's hospital, a collection to date reached the figure of more than 161 million dollars, 100 million of which was put by mission commander Jared Isaacman, well for that objective.





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