'Unreleased song, ukulele, TIME magazine cover': Here's everything which SpaceX all-civilian crew will carry
The Inspiration-4 mission will transport various artefacts into orbit that will be auctioned off afterwards.
The first SpaceX all-civilian crew will be carrying selected payloads and souvenirs that will be auctioned off to generate $200 million for St Judes Children's Hospital on a three-day mission with SpaceX. The Inspiration-4 mission crew will launch the first-ever minted NFT music to be played in space, composed by the Grammy Award-winning rock band Kings of Leon.
According to the Inspiration-4 team, the minted NFT, a never-before-released "Time in Disguise" performance from the band's latest album.
It is one of several one-of-a-kind artefacts that will be sent into orbit and auctioned off on YellowHeart as part of the Inspiration-4 fundraising drive. Inspiration-4's Medical Officer Hayley Arceneaux will play the song when the SpaceX Dragon ship travels around the Earth at 17,000 mph.
The Inspiration-4 mission will transport various artefacts into orbit that will be auctioned off afterwards. These items will be both personal and culturally important. The all-civilian crew will carry mission jackets with unique artwork by St. Jude patients and original artwork by Inspiration-4 crew members, as well as 66 pounds of hops that will be used to create a "out-of-this-world" beer by Samuel Adams brewers upon their return.
The crew will also have a Fisher Apollo 11 50th Anniversary space pen and coin set with a piece of Apollo 11 material and a Martin Guitar ukulele that crew member Chris Sembroski will use in space. Apart from that, a handful of plastic and plush STEM toys based on the five characters from the popular animated STEM series, "Space Racers," the recent TIME magazine with the cover feature of the four crew members. The auction for the artefacts began on September 9 and will continue through November, with different pieces accessible at different periods throughout the sale.