Two space fans get seats on billionaire's private flight

Private Spaceflight
Posted at 6:04 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 06:04:30-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A billionaire's private SpaceX flight has filled its two remaining seats with two longtime space fans. The newest passengers are a scientist-educator from Arizona and a Seattle-area data engineer whose college buddy actually won the seat in a lottery but gave him the prize. The two were introduced Tuesday as the newest crew members. They will join tech businessman Jared Isaacman, who's paying for the three-day ride around the globe this fall while also raising money for St.  Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  An employee of St. Jude's was previously selected as a passenger.