The Polaris Dawn project’s founder and software millionaire, Jared Isaakman, will be waving the Ukrainian flag over Earth’s orbit, mission team members stated on Monday.
According to SpaceX, the duration of space trips and being the first crew to test Starlink laser communications in orbit would provide significant data for future space communications systems required for missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
The Polaris space programme will take the Ukrainian flag to a location in space that is free of oppression.
The specialists behind the Polaris Dawn commercial space project are expressing their support for Ukraine’s position against Vladimir Putin’s strange invasion.
As part of the first human spaceflight, the Crew Dragon spacecraft and its crew will remain in orbit for up to five days, flying higher than any Dragon mission to date in a bid to achieve the highest Earth orbit ever, during which time they will try the first commercial spacewalk and perform scientific research to improve both human health on Earth and our understanding of human health in the future.
The SpaceX crews will evaluate the numerous health issues that astronauts confront and develop guidelines for future SpaceX flights.
The first of the four-person crew is Isaacman, SpaceX employees Sarah Gillis and Anna Menon, and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Thunderbird pilot Scott Potit; they were chosen because they “know each other well and have a trusting relationship that they can build on” as they attempt to accomplish different goals for the first time.
They will launch on a Falcon rocket no later than November 2022.