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Profiles of Inspiration4: Chris Sembroski flying to space in the ‘generosity’ seat

12 Sep 2021, 10:15 UTC
Profiles of Inspiration4: Chris Sembroski flying to space in the ‘generosity’ seat
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Chris Sembroski while on a visit to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Credit: Inspiration4 / John Kraus
Chris Sembroski, an engineer from Washington state, is set to fly to space in less than a week as part of the Inspiration4 mission.
This is the fourth of four stories profiling the Inspiration4 crew, which is expected to launch in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as early as 8 p.m. EDT Sept. 15 (midnight UTC Sept. 16), 2021. This flight is being used to raise $200 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The Inspiration4 crew shortly after arriving at Kennedy Space Center for their launch. From left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux. Credit: Inspiration4 / John Kraus
The Inspiration4 mission consists of four non-professional astronauts — Jared Isaacman, a self-starter who dreamed of flying and going to space his entire life; Hayley Arceneaux, a childhood cancer survivor and now a St. Jude physician assistant; Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, explorer and science communication specialist; and Chris Sembroski, an Iraq war veteran and current ...

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