Former St. Jude Patient Going To Space On First Private Flight From SpaceX


We love our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and they just got a huge honor.

One of their physician assistants is going to space!

Her name is Hayley Aceneaux and she's so excited.

She'll be aboard Inspiration4. It's the very first all-civilian mission to space.

Hayley will be boarding the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule this Fall and she'll be setting some milestones when she does it.

At 29 years old, she'll be the youngest American to ever go to space and the very first who wears a prosthesis.

When Hayley was 10, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and had to get her knee replaced.

It was the doctors at St. Jude who helped her, and when she grew up, she would go on to work with them!

Commander Jared Isaacman will be piloting the flight.

Here he is talking about the personal meaning of the mission.

Jared has pledged to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for this flight.

More info on Inspiration4 can be found HERE.

The final two crew members will be announced next month.

You can learn more about Hayley and support St. Jude HERE.

-Jay

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