February 23rd – According to a report by China Central News Agency on the 22nd, SpaceX’s first private space flight was booked by billionaire Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux, a young anti-cancer fighter, will join. Yasino, who has successfully fought against bone cancer, believes that space flight should be just a “small thing in the universe”.
Isaacman booked SpaceX’s first private space trip. Previously, Isaacman gave one of the four seats of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to St. Jude Hospital.
In January, Yasino received a phone call from her home in Memphis, Tennessee, asking if she wanted to represent St. Jude Hospital in space. Her immediate reaction was: “Okay, OK, please (let me go)!” But she asked her mother first. Next, she asked her brother and sister-in-law for their views. They are all space engineers, reassured her that space travel is safe.
On February 22, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced that Yasino, a 29-year-old physician assistant hired in the spring of 2020, will become one of Isaacman’s private space travel members.
When Yasino is launched in the autumn of 2021 by rocket, he will become the youngest American to go into space, younger than the record holder and NASA astronaut Sally Ride. Yasino will be launched with Isaacman and two other winners who have not yet been selected.
Yasino will also be the first American to take his artificial limbs into space. When she was 10 years old, she underwent surgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, replaced her knee, and had a titanium bone in her left thigh. Yasino still limps on foot, and her legs occasionally hurt, but she has obtained SpaceX’s consent to serve as the medical officer on the journey.
In an interview, Yasino said: “The anti-cancer experience has really prepared me for space travel. “The fight against cancer makes me strong, and then I think and do teach me to anticipate things that I didn’t expect, and to be as I was.”
She hopes to show her little patients or other anti-cancer patients that “the sky is no longer the limit”. “It means a lot to see an anti-cancer fighter in space,” she said.