The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is partnering with the Polaris Program to collect biomedical data from its spaceflight participants during the Polaris Dawn mission, targeting launch no earlier than March 2023.
About the Polaris Dawn Mission
Polaris Program’s Polaris Dawn mission is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. Polaris Dawn is the first of three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX’s Starship with humans on board.
Polaris Dawn has a targeted launch of no earlier than March 2023 and will be commanded by Inspiration4 Commander Jared Isaacman. He will be joined by Mission Pilot Scott “Kidd” Poteet, Mission Specialist and Medical Officer Anna Menon, and Mission Specialist Sarah Gillis. Building upon the Inspiration4 mission, Polaris Dawn will continue to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Polaris Dawn mission in the Dragon Capsule from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A in Cape Canaveral, FL. Dragon and the Polaris Dawn crew will spend up to five days in orbit, flying higher than any Dragon mission and endeavoring to reach the highest Earth orbit ever flown.
While in orbit, the crew will attempt the first-ever commercial spacewalk with SpaceX-designed extravehicular (EVA) spacesuits.