Biographies of Space Tourists

Sembroski

Christopher Steven

USA

Chris Sembroski

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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.08.1979
Birthplace:  Kannapolis, North Carolina
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selected by:  SpaceX
Status:  Ret. 18.09.2021

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Inspiration4  Tourist  16.09. - 18.09.2021 2d 23h 03m 
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Total  2d 23h 03m 
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Additional information

Chris Sembroski grew up with a natural curiosity about outer space. Stargazing late at night on the roof of his high school and launching high-powered model rockets in college cemented this passion. As a U.S. Space Camp counselor, he conducted simulated space shuttle missions and supported STEM-based education designed to inspire young minds to explore these areas and find their passions. As a college student, Sembroski volunteered with ProSpace, a grassroots lobbying effort that promoted legislation in Washington, D.C., to help open space travel and allow companies like SpaceX to exist. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, maintaining a fleet of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and deploying for service in Iraq before leaving active duty in 2007. Following his education from the Air Force, Sembroski earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In his career, Sembroski has sought innovative, industry-disrupting methods to monitor and maintain mechanical equipment, making everything from data centers to hospitals more efficient. He now resides in Seattle, WA, and works in the aerospace industry.

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Last update on October 10, 2021.

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