A draw on a seat on the first civilian spaceflight raises a million dollars in one day


Billionaire Jared Isaacman offered a seat on SpaceX’s first all-civilian spaceflight, through a pull of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation initiative, resulting in the fund receiving a $ 1 million influx of donations in less than one day after the flight was announced.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, Iskman’s goal is to provide SpaceX’s first fully civilian space flight, which will launch at the end of this year, an opportunity to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which he says expects this to generate 200 million. $ For cancer research and other causes.

Also, between the $ 200 million St. Jude hopes to raise this year, the $ 100 million will come from Isaacman, and the remainder from donations resulting from the draw for one seat on board.

Jared Isakman, the billionaire businessman who has bought a multimillion-dollar flight for four seats, and the captain of the Dragon Spacecraft, unveiled the Inspiration4 mission on Monday, which will send three people with him into Earth orbit.

The seat is also offered in the draw through St. Jude’s Hospital, and although people do not have to donate to enter, it has brought many willing to donate, and until the end of February, anyone aged 18 years or over can go to the website St Jodi to enter for a chance to win a seat at Inspiration4, and go to space later this year.

Despite this, those who donate will receive special packages of 100 entries for anyone who gives $ 10 for flight benefits, original flight suits and VIP passes for launch, and those who donate 10,000 entries will also receive a package of 10,000 entries, and the winner will be chosen by Random draw on March 1.

The four-person expedition will take off aboard SpaceX’s Dragon vehicle late this year from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will orbit Earth. The length of the flight has yet to be revealed.

Also, a St. Jude healthcare worker has already been selected to make the trip, and Iskman has assigned the last seat to an employer who uses his credit card processing platform, Shift4Payments.

Details of the flight in the Dragon capsule are still being worked out, including the number of days the four will be in orbit after they take off from Florida.


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