19 sep 2021 22:44 GMT
With the contribution of the magnate, it has been possible to exceed the initial goal of raising 200 million dollars, which will be allocated to a center specialized in children with cancer.
The billionaire and CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has promised to donate 50 million dollars to the campaign of his historic space mission Inspiration4, the first with an all-civilian crew, which among its objectives sought to raise funds for the St. Jude.
A few hours after the four travelers – two men and two women – returned to Earth after a three-day flight orbiting our planet, the tycoon made the announcement. “Count me on 50 million dollars”,
in a tweet.
Count me in for $50M— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 19, 2021
In this way, the campaign has managed to exceed the initial goal of raising 200 million dollars. Mission Commander Jared Isaacman donated the first $ 100 million, while another $ 60 million was raised during his time in space.
Following Musk’s announcement, the Inspiration4 crew expressed their gratitude. “This makes me cry. Thank you Elon Musk for this generous donation!”
Despite having already raised at least $ 210 million, travelers have thought raise more money by auctioning off the items you took to space, including a ukulele, plus artwork and NFT, collects Business Insider.
The historic Inspiration4 mission began successfully last Wednesday with the launch of the Falcon 9 booster rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in the US The Crew Dragon spacecraft was orbiting the Earth at an altitude of approximately 585 kilometers before landing on Saturday in front of the coasts of Florida.