Three days after SpaceX’s National Inspiration4 mission, the crew appeared in videos and images and had a good time on the Dragon capsule. In addition to conducting research while traveling around the globe, the crew also broadcast live their zero-gravity ukulele performances and talked with colleagues back home. However, they seem to have an “extraordinary” complaint. Their first meal in space-pizza-was cold. After sharing it on the Inspiration4 Twitter handle, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said “I’m sorry” and promised that the Dragon capsule will have food warm, but there is free Wi-Fi.
The free WiFi part Musk mentioned may refer to SpaceX’s ongoing Starlink project. SpaceX is operating a satellite Internet constellation to achieve low-latency Internet access to most parts of the earth. It is currently available in 14 regions including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Sorry it’s cold! Dragon will provide food warmers and free wifi next time 🙂
-Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2021
Inspiration4 is the first orbital space flight with only four ordinary citizens participating in a four-day mission. SpaceX said earlier that the four members are healthy and happy. Before they went to bed on their first night in space, they traveled 5.5 times around the earth, stared at the dragon spacecraft’s dome, the largest space window in history, and enjoyed several meals. Their meals include coffee and tea, pizza (cold), sandwiches, meatballs, salami, and snacks like eating, drinking, and ginger chews.
this @Inspiration4x The crew is healthy, happy, and comfortable to rest.Before going to bed, the crew circled the earth 5.5 times to complete the first round of scientific research and enjoy two meals
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 16, 2021
Earlier, Musk also said on Twitter that he had talked with the crew and that “everything is fine.”
Just and @ Inspiration 4x all staff. everything is fine.
-Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 16, 2021
The inspiration mission was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Two months ago, Richard Branson flew to space on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on his Blue Origin spacecraft.
This is SpaceX’s latest mission. Musk founded the company in 2002 to colonize Mars and make “humanity a multi-planetary species.”
Inspiration4 will return to Earth later on Saturday, US time. The splash time is set at 7pm Eastern Time (4:30am IST Sunday) near the Florida coast.