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SpaceX is a private American spaceflight company owned by Elon Musk and headquartered in California. It was founded in 2020 with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enable the colonization of other planets. Currently, the company manufactures and launches advanced rockets and satellites into orbit and delivers cargo to the International Space Station.
Based on data from the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America, Starlink's average speed reaches 80 Mbit/s, which itself is higher than that of the US competitors such as HughesNet and Viasat.
The head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced that Maezawa would be the first tourist to fly to the Moon back in 2018. A total of 10 or 12 people will take part in the mission, eight of whom will be personally invited by Yusaku Maezawa.
SpaceX will send the first person with a prosthetic body part into space as part of the world's first all-civilian space mission. Hayley Arceneaux will also be joined by two contest winners and Jared Isaacman, the billionaire who is funding the mission.
The Starlink satellite Internet kit, which will be shipped "on a first-come, first-served basis," includes a terminal to connect to Starlink satellites, a tripod, and a Wi-Fi router.
The SPHEREx astrophysical mission is scheduled for two years, during which the researchers want to use a telescope to create the first spectrometry map of the entire sky in the near-infrared range.
The Inspiration4 crew will undergo commercial astronaut training from SpaceX on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft. They will learn orbital mechanics, how to operate in microgravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing.
As part of the Transporter-1 mission, SpaceX delivered a total of 143 satellites into orbit, which became a world record for the simultaneous launch of spacecraft into Earth orbit.