SpaceX all-civilian Inspiration4 crew In-Training for September 2021 mission

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“For this crew to not be professional astronauts, to have us all be completely civilians, and to take this mission into space, it’s a huge symbol of opening up the space frontier to everyone and making that dream come true for so many more people,” he says. “It really makes it feel like it’s attainable.”

Isaacson says that Sembroski stands for the mission pillar of generosity.

Prosperity

Born in Guam, Dr. Sian Proctor, 51, who works for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) won a seat on the Inspiration4 mission. Besides being an educator, Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, a trained pilot, and a well-known part of the space exploration community.

“This opportunity is proof that hard work and perseverance can pay off in unimaginable ways,” said Dr. Proctor. “I have always believed that I was preparing for something special, and that moment has arrived with Inspiration4.”

Dr. Sian Proctor is based in Tempe, Arizona, and works as the Open Educational Resource Coordinator for the MCCCD. Proctor was a finalist in the NASA astronaut selection process in 2009, and who also has her pilot license and a SCUBA certification — says she’s most looking forward to seeing earth from space.