Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space review – start of a new chapter in space The story of the all private citizen flight to the space.

September 7, 2021
Abirbhab Maitra 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
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The story of the first all-private civilian flight to space taking four people with no astronautical experience through to SpaceX’s Inspiration4 program.

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Summary

The story of the first all-private civilian flight to space taking four people with no astronautical experience through to SpaceX’s Inspiration4 program.

Netflix documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space was released on September 6, 2021. 

“Space taunts us because it’s always there, it’s always visible, it’s directly across the cosmic window, and just on the other side of the glass is this great expense that we can imagine but cannot touch. And that lure is irresistible”. Driven by this irresistibility, humans always tried to break the barriers and try to explore the unimaginable space at any expense. And due to this unimaginable desire to go to space, different measures have been taken over time.

On 1st February 2021, SpaceX announced its plans to launch an all-private citizen flight to space. Just like the famous quote of Neil Armstrong, That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, it is the giant leap for mankind destined to crave the paths for future space programs involving civilians making mankind a multi-planetary species.

In the wake of this incredible adventure to start, (the launch date is 15th September) to share this incredible story of the whole project, Netflix comes with their documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space. This tells about the whole project (they called Inspiration4), the people involved in it, and the vast opportunities we can hope for from this kind of expedition.

This is a five-part documentary series focusing on the crew members. There are these four people who are chosen to be part of this journey to space aims of the sponsor and to exhibit four particular attributes: leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity. They are Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Christopher Sembroski, and Dr. Sian Proctor.

The first two episodes talk about their background, how they are selected to become part of this journey, and their own views on all of these actions around the space program. It also includes their family’s views towards all of these. Apart from that, these two episodes have nothing to offer. Though it is quite good to know about these people, it seems for me some kind of PR is going on about space tourism. The specifics of the science of the mission are not quite extrapolated and the ultimate objectives are not quite well defined other than to advertise the whole scenario.

Well, it’s too early to judge the series as there are more episodes to come, and I hope, it would bring lots more to this incredible journey to be worth looking for. But till then it can be seen as just the trailer of an exciting journey.

What did you think of the Netflix documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space? Comment below. 

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