Re: Sorry how does that work?
I get the sentiment, but the _specifics_ of this PR endeavor are:
(from the company FAQ:)
"This mission has been secured by a private transaction between Jared Isaacman and SpaceX. The terms are not being disclosed. Separately, Inspiration4 has a goal of raising over $200 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Jared Isaacman personally committing $100 million."
"Hardship and suffering have unfortunately been present throughout human history, but we can no sooner turn away from the great need all around us than we can put innovation and progress on hold. We have to find ways to do both. For starters, that is why we anticipate raising substantially more funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital than the cost of the mission, so that we can make an impact on the problems of today.”
Not sure of the downvotes, because it's a totally valid question in the face of a history of corporations doing 'charity' work where it's really just a PR scheme and they donate a pittance to the charity. In THIS case though, I can actually respect the move.