Orbit for all: SpaceX, Shift4 reveal private Crew Dragon launch and ticket raffle


By Eric Ralph

Posted on February 1, 2021

SpaceX and financial company Shift4 have announced what could become the world’s first private orbital astronaut launch into orbit – and two of Crew Dragon’s four seats are up for grabs in a public raffle for charity.
Spearheaded by US billionaire and Shift4 founder/CEO Jared Isaacman, the venture has been deemed Inspiration4 and is closely linked with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and charity. On top of his purchase of a private SpaceX ride to orbit, Isaacman has committed to donate no less than $100 millio