SpaceX Commander Shares Stunning Images of Earth Shot on an iPhone

During their space journey, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew conducted medical research, spoke with their families back on Earth. The crew also enjoyed the companionship of a xenomorph similar to those featured in Aliens.

They also took time to photograph the stunning vistas of the Earth from the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft’s large glass dome, dubbed the “cupola”. Billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, the captain of the all-civilian crew, posted some photos of the Earth taken using an iPhone.

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Despite the fact that the crew had access to multiple professional cameras. Isaacman shot the photos and video on his iPhone. Issacman said, “It’s incredible that an iPhone can take a picture like this. I particularly like the nosecone in the picture.”

While sharing a video taken over Brazil on his first day in orbit, Isaacman said he felt blessed to observe our planet from that perspective. He went on to say, “We need to take significantly better care of our home planet. While also reaching towards the stars.”

He also posted a video of an Alien-shaped toy and a stunning view of the blue Earth. “This is a friendly xenomorph; he hasn’t attacked us yet,” Isaacman joked.

Founded by Elon Musk In September, SpaceX launched the Inspiration4 mission to a height of 357 miles (574 kilometers); higher than the International Space Station. The team was able to glimpse the Earth in a way that few others had.

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The cupola is the largest glass window ever to go into space. SpaceX has fitted the cupola, to the Dragon spacecraft, for the crew to enjoy the view. The crew stayed in orbit for three days and returned safely, proving SpaceX’s technological breakthroughs.

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While professional cameras used on space missions and the iPhone have no comparison. Isaacman has demonstrated that images taken with an iPhone can nevertheless have an impact. The Insipration4 team used an Apple Watch to record ECG activity, movement, sleep, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation levels.

Day 1 in a high orbit around Earth for Inspiration4 crew

The crew of the Inspiration4 mission is safely orbiting Earth, according to a tweet from SpaceX on Wednesday afternoon. However, their orbital height is not as remarkable as some space experts have claimed.

“They’re going to be higher than the International Space Station, higher than the Hubble Telescope, honestly higher than any humans other than those who flew to the moon,” Andy Tran, a SpaceX production supervisor, said during a live stream Tuesday chronicling the launch of the Inspiration4 mission.

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The crew of the Inspiration4 mission is safely orbiting Earth, according to a tweet from SpaceX on Wednesday afternoon. However, their orbital height is not as remarkable as some space experts have claimed.

“They’re going to be higher than the International Space Station, higher than the Hubble Telescope, honestly higher than any humans other than those who flew to the moon,” Andy Tran, a SpaceX production supervisor, said during a live stream Tuesday chronicling the launch of the Inspiration4 mission.

Mission updates of Inspiration4 crew

In contrast to NASA missions, little is known about the Inspiration4 crew. The crew members are “healthy, happy, and resting comfortably,” SpaceX said on Twitter, adding that they had completed the first round of scientific study, eaten a couple of meals, and napped.

As commercial space travelers rather than NASA employees, the SpaceX crew can opt to keep their operations hidden. In the last episode of a Netflix documentary series about the mission, more photographs and footage will air. It’s also feasible that the crew will take part in live public broadcasts from orbit, though no plans are out on public yet.

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Mementos and Cargo in a Capsule

The Inspiration4 spacecraft is carrying a variety of goods into space. When the crew returns to Earth, SpaceX will auction these goods to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Christopher Sembroski, a crew member, will be playing the ukulele in the cargo. There are also mission jackets, original artwork, and 66 pounds of hops that will be used in the mission’s official beer by the Sam Adams brewery.

The crew is also transporting a one-of-a-kind digital file, known as an NFT, of the Kings of Leon performing their new song, “Time in Disguise,” live. This will also be on the stage for auction. Furthermore, the astronauts are also allowed to bring personal items to space. For more such updates, keep watching this space!