Another astronaut was named to SpaceX’s first private spaceflight. The astronaut is a 29-year-old assistant physician named Hayley Arceneaux, who is a survivor of bone cancer. Arceneaux was announced as a passenger on spaceflight by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Monday. Arsino was a former hospital patient who was assigned to work there last spring.
you will do Head into space On board a flight paid for by billionaire businessman Jared Isaacman and other yet-to-be-selected winners. Spaceflight is used to raise charitable donations. As a bone cancer survivor, Arceneaux will be the first astronaut to launch with a prosthetic device. At the age of ten, Arceneaux underwent Saint Jude’s surgery, replacing her knee and placing a titanium rod in her left femur.
While Arceneaux suffers from occasional leg pain and walks with a limp, it has been cleared by SpaceX Aviation and will act as the crew’s medical officer. She would become the youngest American ever to go into space, beating former NASA record holder Sally Ride by more than two years. Arceneaux says her battle with cancer prepared her for space travel by making her difficult and teaching her to expect the unexpected.
She says she wants to show her young patients and other cancer survivors that “the sky is not even the limit.” Isaacman announced the mission on February 1 pledging to raise $ 200 million for St. Jude, half of that he contributed himself. He is the self-proclaimed commander of the expedition and offered one of the four seats on the flight to Saint Jude.
Saint Jude chose Arceneaux from among what officials called “dozens” of hospital and fundraising staff who were once hospitalized. When she was selected, Arsino said the call came suddenly in early January, and I asked her if she would represent the hospital in space. She said yes right away, with the caveat that her family would ask to manage it first.