After Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, the companies of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, it is the turn of SpaceX, that of Elon Musk, to embark on space tourism. This Wednesday, a Falcon rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral to launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. On board a billionaire, Jared Isaacman, a nurse, Hayley Arceneaux, a teacher, Sian Proctor, and a former soldier, Chris Sembroski.

A Frenchman will watch them leave with the hope of being part of a future flight. This is Philippe Croizon, a worker who became an athlete after the loss of his four limbs. Among his exploits, the swimmer across the English Channel in 2010 and the Paris-Dakar in 2017. He now hopes to go into space. And for that, he spoke directly to the boss of SpaceX. In 2020, he challenges Elon Musk on Twitter:

While waiting to take off, Elon Musk invited Philippe Croizon to attend the take off. The two are due to discuss an upcoming launch.

But for Philippe Croizon, this adventure goes beyond space travel. “It is not limited to sending a guy into space who has no arms and no legs”, explains Philippe Croizon, adding that it could also be used for scientific research which works in prosthetics. its smart.