Scheduled to take place this Wednesday (15), the Inspiration4 mission will be the first fully civil orbital flight of history. And the crew of this historic flight from SpaceX dressed in her custom space suits to pose for a promotional photo. But, not a simple photo. The image carries a hidden message.
According to The Byte, Internet detectives discovered the hidden message written in Morse code: “Ad astra”, which means “To the stars” in Latin.
Sian Proctor, geoscientist, science communicator and artist, who is part of the crew, in a way confirmed the rumors by posting the photo on Twitter and captioning it with the phrase.
The crew member's tweet was shared by SpaceX's official account this Monday morning (13). Other promotional images show the team posing in various locations, from vehicles Tesla Model X, which will transport them to the launch pad, to the interior of the Crew Dragon ship.
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If all goes according to plan, the Crew Dragon will put the four into orbit at 20:21 pm EDT on Wednesday (575:XNUMX pm EDT). The plan is to spend about three days circling the Earth at an altitude of about XNUMX km, well above the Earth's orbit. International Space Station (ISS).
The return is scheduled for September 19, when the vehicle will land somewhere off the coast of Florida.
The social relevance of the Inspiration4 mission
The Inspiration4 mission aims to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and its research programs for the treatment of childhood bone cancer.
Jared Isaacman, a billionaire businessman from New Jersey who financed and will command the flight, was responsible for donating the first $100 million. The remainder will be collected through the website Inspiration4.
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