SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

The crew of the first mission in the privately funded Polaris program is climbing new heights to prepare for their record-breaking SpaceX flight later this year.

A mission profile, launch schedule estimate and crew update were recently shared on the website for Polaris, a twin effort between SpaceX and billionaire tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. Isaacman funded and commanded SpaceX’s first fully civilian-manned mission, Inspiration4raising more than $240 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in September 2021. A few months later, Isaacman announced the Polaris program.