Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space

  • 18 Sep - 24 Sep, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space is a five-part docuseries about the all-civilian mission run by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. Unlike missions by Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson that went briefly into lower space and came back, the Inspiration4 will go orbit the Earth foe three days, at a higher orbit than the International Space Station currently uses. Also, unlike the other two billionaires’ missions, Musk won’t be on board. Inspiration4 launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 15, and the last three episodes will document the mission in near-real-time. The first two episodes introduce us to the crew, and the last three episodes, released weekly, will be a near-real-time document of the mission. The four civilian crew members are supposed to symbolise “four pillars” of the mission: Leadership (commander Jared Isaacman), Prosperity (pilot Sian Proctor), Hope (chief medical officer Hayley Arceneaux) and Generosity (mission specialist Christopher Sembroski). Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space isn’t a docuseries that’s going to be particularly hard-hitting, mainly by design. Director Jason Hehir (The Last Dance) is being tasked with exploring the wondrous side of the mission, and the idea that four civilians are going to go farther into space than any all-civilian mission has done before.