2021-02-23

The sky is no longer the limit! American anti-cancer female fighter joins private space journey

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China News Service, February 23. According to a report by “Central News Agency” on the 22nd, the first private space flight of the US Space Exploration Technology Company (SpaceX) was ordered by billionaire businessman Isaacman, and the young anti-cancer female fighter Hayley Arceneaux will join. Yashino, who successfully fights bone cancer, believes that space flight should be just a “little matter in the universe.”

The sky is no longer the limit! American anti-cancer female fighter joins private space journey

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p > Isaacman booked SpaceX’s first private space trip. Earlier, Isaacman gave one of the four seats on the SpaceX Flying Dragon to St. Jude’s Hospital.

In January, Yashino received a call from her home in Memphis, Tennessee, asking if she wanted to go to space on behalf of St. Jude’s Hospital. Her immediate reaction was: “Okay, okay, please (let me go)!” But she still asked her mother first. Next, she asked her brother and sister-in-law about their views. They are all aerospace engineers and assured her that space travel is safe.

On February 22nd, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced that the 29-year-old physician assistant Ashino, who was hired in the spring of 2020, will become a member of Isaacman’s private space travel.

When Ashino takes off on a rocket in the fall of 2021, he will become the youngest American to go to space, more than the record holder and NASA astronaut Sally Ride (Sally Ride) Be young. Yashino will take off with Isaacman and two other winners who have not yet been selected.

Yashino will also be the first American to go to space with a prosthetic leg. When she was 10 years old, she underwent an operation at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to replace her knee with a piece of titanium bone on her left thigh. Yahino still walks with a crutch, and occasionally still has pain in her leg, but she has obtained SpaceX’s permission to serve as the medical officer for this trip.

Yashino said in an interview: “The anti-cancer experience really prepared me for space travel. Anti-cancer made me strong, and then I think it really taught me to anticipate the unexpected. , Adapt to changes.”

She hopes to show her little patients or other cancer patients that “the sky is no longer the limit.” She said: “Seeing an anti-cancer fighter go to space is of great significance to these children.”