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Jared Isaacman buys private SpaceX flights for Polaris Program


Left to left, the Polaris Dawn crew: Sarah Gillis, mission specialist Sarah Gillis, Jared Isaacman commander, Scott Poteet pilot Scott Poteet and Anna Menon.

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Jared Isaacman was the founder and billionaire of the payment company Shift4SpaceX’s first private orbital flight was last year. He purchased three additional flights. Elon Musk’s company.

Called the Polaris Program, the first mission — known as Polaris Dawn — is scheduled to launch a crew of four led by Isaacman in the fourth quarter of this year with the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft. This will be the initial of at least three missions. The third mission is expected to be the first crewed flight of SpaceX’s Starship rocket.

Isaacman stated in a statement that “The Polaris Program” is an important step towards human space exploration and solving problems using innovative technology on Earth.

SpaceX did not disclose the financial terms of Isaacman’s SpaceX purchase.

Isaacman was one of those at Musk’s Starship presentationLast week, the company held a Texas facility. SpaceX already has booked a private Starship flight to the moon for Japanese billionaire Yusaku MaezawaMusk, on Thursday, suggested that there were more spaceflights in the pipeline.

The Polaris Dawn mission will spend up to five days in orbit and will attempt new firsts for the company — including the first-ever private spacewalk with SpaceX spacesuits, testing of Starlink satellite communications in space and conduct scientific research on human health.

Polaris Dawn is the launch of SpaceX’s first astronaut corps. Isaacman, along with Scott Poteet, is the commanding officer of the mission. Anna Menon and Sarah Gillis are the missions specialists for SpaceX. Gillis and Menon, who are SpaceX’s lead space operations engineers, oversee the company’s astronaut training program while the latter manages the crew operations.

First look at crew members in orbit. From left: Jared Isaacman (left), Hayley Arceneaux (4th from right), Chris Sembroski (3rd from right), Sian Proctor


Isaacman led the historic Inspiration4 missionIn September, the crew spent three days on orbit with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and a crew comprising four people. Inspiration4’s main goal was to raise $200 million towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This it did by raising $240 millions.

The Polaris missions, like Inspiration4, will help to “raise awareness and funds” for St. Jude. It is also collaborating on multiple projects, such as the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, BioServe Space Technologies, at the University of Colorado Boulder and Space Technologies Lab at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Weill Cornell Medical, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the U.S. Air Force Academy.