Netflix’s Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space Review: A New Era for Space Exploration

Netflix has released Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, a near real-time docuseries about the space launch of four civilians. For those who are unaware of this, Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced that they are going to launch four private individuals on a Crew Dragon capsule into orbit around the Earth. This docuseries captures the crew and the commander Jared Isaacman in five parts, out of which two are released on the streaming giant. 

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space review doesn’t contain spoilers –

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space documents the life of Jared Isaacman, the commander of the mission, in the first episode. Isaacman is the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, as told in the docuseries. He is also an accomplished pilot who has flown several kinds of planes. The Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space episode one emphasizes him and his family. From his early years to his flying an aeroplane for the first time and to him getting to know that he is going to command the SpaceX mission. 

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A Diverse Crew

The docuseries covers it all beautifully while keeping the excitement alive for knowing what is going to happen next. Even though it is almost a real-time docuseries, your heart will pump faster as the launch day comes closer. The purpose behind this mission is quite interesting as well. It is formed in recognition of the crew who are set to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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Since the first space exploration mission, humankind has expanded its reach. Inspiration4 will set a milestone in the long list of achievements made by humans, and as per the official website of the mission, it is a milestone that represents a new era for human spaceflight and exploration. As we go forward with Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, we are introduced to the other members of the crew. 

The next member is Hayley Arceneaux, who represents ‘hope’ in the project. The docu-series shares how at the age of 10, Hayley got to know that she suffers from osteosarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer. Her life has been hard, but now she has gotten a chance to be a part of a team that will be remembered by people for years. The next member of the crew is Chris Sembroski, who represents ‘generosity’. 

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Dream Come True

Sembroski is a U.S. Space Camp counsellor whose dream has come true by joining the Inspiration4 crew and its mission of support for St. Jude.  Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space also introduces the fourth member Dr. Sian Proctor, who represents ‘prosperity’. Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, and science communication specialist with a lifelong passion for space exploration. It is nice to see the team which has been assembled as they are dreamers like us. 

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With each episode of Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, you might feel nervous and excited. There are times when you are extremely invested in what is happening. The series is engaging and will give you chills. It is the first time that a space journey will be covered from the starting, till its end. The SpaceX Dragon mission is one of the most ambitious steps taken to date in the rapidly-developing age of civilian space exploration. Think about it, sending an all-civilian mission to orbit? That sounds untrue. 

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space focus on the diversity of the crew due to the criticism that came after two other billionaire-funded space missions. If you like to watch films or series related to space, then watching this docuseries can be a good investment of your time. 

You can watch Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space on Netflix.

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