Elon Musk has resolved to give USD 50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after people call for Inspiration4 to do so.
CNN Business has recently reported that Elon Musk pledged to donate USD 50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping exceed the fundraising goal worth USD 200 million that organizers set for the mission of Inspiration4 in space last week.
The founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla tweeted in response to a public call for Inspiration4 to provide donations on Saturday, “Count me in for $50M”.
The capsule landed off the coast of Florida on the evening of Saturday, ending the very first flight of an orbiting vehicle that carried only tourists in space to the circular path of the Earth.
One can hear Jared Isaacman saying on the live-stream of the company, “Thanks so much SpaceX, it was a heck of a ride for us”.
The billionaire commander of the mission of Inspiration4 funded the mission and organized the trip alongside Musk. Isaacman set up the mission to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which had reached USD 160 million when the orbiting vehicle landed at sea on the evening of Saturday. He himself gave USD 100 million to the fundraiser.
One of the passengers was Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old survivor of cancer that now assists physicians at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which picked her for this mission at the request of Isaacman.
An upcoming auction will also take place to benefit for St. Jude that will trade some of the items that the crew took into space, including collectible items with signatures from the crew and non-fungible tokens or NFTs.