Updated: April 06, 2021 05:52 PM
Created: March 30, 2021 07:33 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The first all-civilian space flight has filled its two remaining seats, and one crew member has ties to the Rochester area.
Dr. Sian Proctor will serve as the mission pilot for the SpaceX Inspiration-4 flight.
She lives in Arizona, but graduated from Fairport.
Dr. Proctor is an entrepreneur, educator, trained pilot and active voice in the space exploration community.
She says the mission makes her think about her father's legacy.
"I like to think that space has been in my DNA," Proctor said. "I was born on Guam and the reason why is my father worked at the NASA tracking station during the Apollo missions and I grew up with all this space memorabilia such as Neil Armstrong's autograph to my father thanking him for all his help during Apollo 11."
Dr. Proctor will join billionaire Jared Isaacman, a nurse, and a data engineer on the private SpaceX flight this fall.
She joined us for a live interview on News10NBC at 5:30. Watch the video in the player below to hear what she had to say:
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