Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, contributed $50 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to assist it with surpassing Inspiration4’s $200 million fundraising goal.
The tycoon tweeted out his pledge only hours after the space flight closed its three-day mission by effectively sprinkling down in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida Saturday evening.
“Count me in for $50M,” he wrote in the posting.
Very rich person tech business visionary Jared Isaacman, who purchased the flight with SpaceX and declared the mission would raise assets for St. Jude’s, gave $100 million to the reason.
With Musk’s commitment and the $60 million gave by the public, $210 million was brought up for children’s cancer research.
Hayley Arceneaux, the flight’s medical officer and a physician assistant at St. Jude’s, said Musk’s pledge “carries tears to my eyes.”
“Thank you @elonmusk for this liberal gift toward our $200 million dollar fundraising goal for @StJude!!!,” she said on Twitter.
The Inspiration4’s mission took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last Wednesday.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon case conveyed Isaacman, Arceneaux, a youth cancer survivor, Sian Proctor, a geologist, and Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin worker.
The crew stayed in orbit for three days and arrived at an elevation of 367 miles.
The mission denoted whenever a flight originally went into orbit with an all civilian crew.