Lockheed Martin’s Chris Sembroski made history last week, as he and the other members of the Inspiration4 crew successfully completed their mission to space, becoming the first all-civilian crew to accomplish the feat. The flight orbited the Earth for three days before returning home via a splash landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
Part of the Inspiration4 mission was to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The four members of the crew represent the four values promoted by the mission: leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity. Chris represents “generosity,” given the fact he was selected after donating to a St. Jude’s raffle for a seat on the flight. So far, the mission has raised $200 million for the research hospital.
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Chris works as a Reliability Engineer for the Rotary and Mission Systems business area. His work focuses on digital transformation projects for many Lockheed Martin sites. Find out more about the exciting careers Lockheed Martin has to offer.
For more than 60 years, space exploration has been one of the driving forces in advancing technology across many industries and inspiring humanity around the world. We commend the work Chris and the Inspiration4 crew is doing for charity and wish them the best of luck as they launch into history.