SpaceX’s 3-day space journey with 4 crew without astronauts has come to an end
SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, carrying 4 non-astronaut crews, landed safely off Florida after 3 days in space. After the US rocket developer SpaceX successfully launched a rocket without an astronaut in it, the 3-day flight called “Inspiration4” around the world ended safely.
4 CREW SENT WITHOUT ASTRONAUT
Carrying billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman, science educator Sian Proctor, physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux and data engineer Christopher Sembroski, the Dragon Capsule successfully parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The crew in the capsule, which was taken to the rescue ship in the region less than an hour after the landing, then went to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center by helicopter. Jared Isaacman, who led the Inspiration4 mission, said, “Thanks a lot to SpaceX. This is for us. It’s been a great journey and we’re just getting started!” Meanwhile, the owner of SpaceX, billionaire businessman Elon Mask, also used the phrase “Congratulations, Inspiration4” in the message he shared on the social media platform Twitter.
US rocket developer SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket without an astronaut in it, promising a 3-day trip around the world and seen as an important step for space tourism, Inspiration4 also drew attention with its civilian crew. 38-year-old billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman’ 51-year-old science instructor Sian Proctor, who was among the 47 finalists in the astronaut auditions made by NASA in 2009, but ultimately did not qualify for the agency, also took part in the flight, which was financed and led by the passengers. Hayley Arceneaux, 29, a physician assistant who had previously beaten cancer, and Christopher Sembroski, 42, a data engineer at Lockheed Martin, also joined the flight.
Previously, British businessman Richard Bronson had traveled to an altitude of 100 kilometers, which is considered the starting point of space, with the vehicle developed by Virgin Galactic. The Unity-2 spacecraft, carrying a total of 6 people, was launched from the US state of New Mexico and managed to land on the earth without any problems. The 4-person trip to space by Jeff Bezos, the founder of the US e-commerce giant Amazon, with the spacecraft developed by his own company Blue Origin, was recorded as the first pilotless flight with a civilian crew. Facebook, which has been on the agenda with privacy scandals in recent years and has been criticized for security, is experiencing an earthquake of resignation.
Chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, who is one of the most trusted names of the founder of the US technology giant Mark Zuckerberg and called his right hand, has decided to leave his job. Schroepfer, 46, who has been in this position since 2013, said that he made this decision in order to devote more time to his family and charity work.
“A VERY HARD DECISION”
Making a statement from his social media account, Schroepfer said that he loves Facebook very much and that this decision was very difficult for him. It is stated that Andrew Bosworth will be brought to the position that will be vacated from Schroepfer next year. Bosworth, a longtime Facebook employee like Schroepfer, remains the vice president of augmented and virtual reality.
EXPLANATIONS FROM ZUCKERBERG
Commenting on Schroepfer’s departure, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “I want to thank Schrep for his outstanding contribution to our community and company over the past 13 years. From building and scaling our teams to guiding many of our key leaders, including AI and VR. It has played a critical role in almost everything we do, from helping us develop new technologies to operating our infrastructure and business services on a global scale.
FACEBOOK SHARES DROPPED
Shares of Facebook fell 4 percent with the latest developments, falling to the lowest level in the last two months. In addition to Schroepfer, Carolyn Everson, Fidji Simo and David Fischer draw attention as the names that have recently left Facebook’s senior management. “Schrep and I have had a close partnership over the years, and he is a great person and a close friend as well as a great leader.”