Another training event in the books. Centrifuge proved to be a valuable experience. Despite previous spins with the USAF, the x-axis G forces we’ll experience on ascent/descent proved to be something entirely different. Crew crushed it!! @PolarisProgram @TheNASTARCenter
In this clip Jared says mission is 5 days. Originally it was described as up to 5 days, not sure if this is a change or previously mentioned?
SpaceX's private Polaris Dawn space crew talks about their ambitious mission (exclusive)By Elizabeth Howell published about 22 hours agoThe first commercial spacewalk and a big charity push are built into the mission, which includes an Inspiration4 astronaut.Polaris Dawn's astronauts have a big mission in front of them.The four crew members of Polaris Dawn aim to once again raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis while performing the first commercial spacewalk, all after launching no earlier than December 2022.
The Polaris Dawn crew recently visited Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in Florida for training and familiarization with Launch Complex 39A, launch day suit-up facilities, and water recovery vesselsPhotos: @SpaceX
Just an IVA suit with an umbilical
Not correct. What the @SpaceX team is accomplishing with the new EVA suits is really incredible. Worthy of a documentary in its own right.
Will it be a separate suit you need to change into or an updated suit that is also capable of EVA?
Radiation in LEO isn’t that much of a concern, space walkers are still protected by earth’s own magnetic field.
Radiation increases exponentially at higher altitudes. With a goal of a 1,400km apogee and an EVA likely in the 700 to 800km range, the radiation exposure will be a factor but also incredibly useful for our mission objectives and especially the science & research.
We officially began EVA, or spacewalk, training this week! @SpaceX is equipping us to send our mission to new heights. @PolarisProgram @rookisaacman @Gillis_SarahE @KiddPoteet