SpaceX Polaris Dawn astronauts train for orbital mission

The crew of the privately funded Polaris program’s first mission are reaching new heights to prepare for their record-breaking SpaceX flight later this year.

A mission profile, estimated launch schedule, and crew update were recently shared on the Polaris website, a dual effort between SpaceX and billionaire tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. Isaacman funded and commanded SpaceX’s first all-civilian crewed mission, inspiration4which raised more than $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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