SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

The crew of the privately funded Polaris program’s first mission are reaching new heights to prepare for their record-breaking SpaceX flight later this year.

A mission profile, estimated launch schedule, and crew update were recently shared on the Polaris website, a dual effort between SpaceX and billionaire tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. Isaacman funded and commanded SpaceX’s first all-civilian crewed mission, inspiration4which raised more than $240 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in September 2021. Isaacman announced the Polaris program a few months later.

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