Netflix announced yesterday that next month it will make a documentary about SpaceX’s first civilian mission. The documentary series will be titled Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space and will be broadcast in five parts. The premiere date for the first two episodes is set for September 6th. This will be the streaming giant’s first series to document an event in near real-time.
Netflix has announced that the first few episodes will focus on the Crew Dragon occupant training process. The remaining episodes will emphasize the mission, which will last three days. The spacecraft is expected to reach an altitude higher than the International Space Station (ISS).
Inspiration4 is the most ambitious step for this type of mission, as it will be the first time that four civilians will go into space. Civilians went through an intensive training process to be as prepared as possible for this challenge. Those responsible for the project hope to be able to make history.
Four people are on the Inspiration4 mission, including billionaire Jared Isaacman, cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, invited by Jared, engineer Chris Sembroski and geoscientist Sian Proctor.
The documentary will include images from inside the ship and will feature the production of the team responsible for The Last Dance, including director Jason Hehir, tells Engadget.
There is no scheduled release date for the last three episodes yet, but Netflix plans to air it by the end of September.
At the same time, Netflix is preparing a new project: The StoryBots Space Adventure, which mixes action and animation, in which the Inspiration4 crew answers questions asked by children, related to the flight. The launch of this work is planned for the 14th of September, that is, one day before the date scheduled for the launch of the Inspiration4 mission