The Crew Dragon is seen in this shot shortly before undocking from the ISS. That means all four Crew-1 astronauts (Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and Soichi Noguchi) were already on board when it was taken, and the spacecraft is shown still held in place by the docking adapter of the station’s Harmony module.
We thought it would be relevant to bring Resilience back into focus because this is the ship Elon Musk’s space faring company will use to send a crew of four civilians on a short trip around the planet. The launch is scheduled for sometime this fall.
The four people that will probably become the first tourists to go around the planet in a spaceship (Blue Origin’s launch will be only a trip up and down) are billionaire Hayley Arceneaux, Lockheed Martin engineer Christopher Sembroski, scientist-teacher Sian Proctor, and the man bringing the money to the mission, billionaire and former pilot Jared Isaacman.
The mission that will be taking them up is called Inspiration4 and is described as a charitable trip meant to help raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s efforts to fight childhood cancer.