SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

The crew for the first mission in the privately funded Polaris program is scaling 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 dual effort between SpaceX and billionaire tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. Isaacman funded and commanded SpaceX’s first all-civilian crewed mission, inspiration4which raised over $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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