Polaris Dawn crew to take Ukrainian flag to space this year

Representatives from the Polaris Program hold a Ukrainian flag that will fly into space later in 2022. (Image credit: Polaris Program/Twitter)

The all-private Polaris Dawn mission publicly shared its support for Ukraine as the nation continues to endure attacks from Russia.

The crewed Polaris Dawn, led by Inspiration4 founder and tech billionaire Jared Isaacman, will fly a Ukrainian flag to Earth orbit, mission team members announced Monday (March 7). Polaris Dawn will be the debut mission of the Polaris Program, which so far includes three flights on SpaceX vehicles.