May 18, 2024

Inspiration4’s call signs: The crew of SpaceX’s all-civilian mission have special nicknames

Liftoff is set for tonight, Sept. 15, at 8:02 p.m. EDT (0002 Sept. 16 GMT) from NASAs historic Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center.Prior to heading to Florida for the launch, and roughly a month prior to liftoff, the team got something really special. You can enjoy the launch live here and on the Space.com homepage beginning at 3:45 p.m. EDT (1945 GMT), courtesy of SpaceX.Live updates: SpaceXs Inspiration4 personal all-civilian orbital missionRelated: How to see SpaceXs personal all-civilian Inspiration4 launch onlineThe Inspiration4 team, from left: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux. (Image credit: John Kraus/Inspiration4)The Inspiration4 team went through much of the exact same training exercises as astronauts, including time in fighter jets, which put them in an environment where communication and coordination is vital– comparable to spaceflight.

Liftoff is set for tonight, Sept. 15, at 8:02 p.m. EDT (0002 Sept. 16 GMT) from NASAs historic Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center.Prior to heading to Florida for the launch, and roughly a month before liftoff, the team got something extremely unique. You can enjoy the launch live here and on the Space.com homepage starting at 3:45 p.m. EDT (1945 GMT), courtesy of SpaceX.Live updates: SpaceXs Inspiration4 personal all-civilian orbital missionRelated: How to enjoy SpaceXs personal all-civilian Inspiration4 launch onlineThe Inspiration4 team, from left: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux. (Image credit: John Kraus/Inspiration4)The Inspiration4 team went through much of the same training workouts as astronauts, consisting of time in fighter jets, which put them in an environment where communication and coordination is important– comparable to spaceflight.