Are you counting down to SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 launch this week? Netflix definitely is and you can join “Queer Eye” Karamo, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and astronauts to celebrate the launch at a live event.
On Wednesday night (September 15), you can join a virtual Netflix party of celebrity guests and astronauts to send the Inspiration4 crew right before they are launched into orbit. The live stream is provided by Netflix, which is broadcasting a new documentary series “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to SpaceFollow the Inspiration4 crew in real time as they prepare for launch into space.
Watch the live 90-minute show, starting at 8PM EST (0020 GMT September 16th), you can live in the window above, through Netflix, or directly through Netflix’s Youtube page. Inspiration4 is scheduled to lift off no later than 8:02 p.m. EDT (0022 GMT Thursday, Sept. 16) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Inspiration4 will carry four civilians into orbit, who will also be shown live Wednesday before their spaceflight: Inspiration4 Commander Jared Askman, the tech billionaire who chartered the flight aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon; Pilot Sian ProctorAfrican Futurist artist, geologist and science theorist; A doctor Hayley ArsinoJude, Physician Assistant and Childhood Cancer Survivor; and task specialist Chris Sembrowski, a data engineer and expert in the Air Force.
The Netflix livestream with Brown and O’Brien will also include former NASA astronauts Leland Melvin, Cady Coleman and Ron Garan. The live event will also include Time Roaming Editor Jeffrey Kluger who will report live from the Kennedy Space Center.
Additional celebrity appearances will include actors who have appeared in Netflix series including “lost in space, “Shadow and Bone”, “Another Life”, “Baby-Sitters Club”, “Baking Impossible”, “Bling Empire”, “The Chair”, “The Circle”, “Family Reunion”, “Floor is Lava”, “Love Blind”, “My Unconventional Life”, “I’ve Never Done It”, “On My Books” and “For All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
The Inspiration4 mission will take the four civilians into orbit for three days as part of the first-ever all-civilian crew to go into orbit that also aims to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which treats and researches children’s cancers and diseases.
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