She Beat Most cancers at 10. Now She’ll Be a part of SpaceX’s First Personal Journey to Orbit.

Hayley Arceneaux, 29, had hoped this is able to be the yr that she would full her intention of visiting all seven continents earlier than she turned 30.

She is not going to have time to do this, although.

She goes to house.

Ms. Arceneaux, a doctor assistant at St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital in Memphis, will likely be one in all 4 folks on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Florida. Scheduled to launch late this yr, it’s to be the primary crewed mission to circle Earth by which nobody on board is knowledgeable astronaut.

“I did ask, ‘Am I going to get a passport stamp for going to house?’” Ms. Arceneaux stated. “However I don’t assume I’m going to. So I’m simply going to attract a star and the moon in one in all my passports.”

This journey is spearheaded by Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire who introduced in January that he had purchased the rocket launch from SpaceX, the house firm began by Elon Musk. Mr. Isaacman stated on the time that he wished the mission to be greater than a jaunt for the superwealthy, and that he had given two of the 4 out