Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, chipped in $50 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to help it exceed Inspiration4’s $200 million fundraising goal. SPACEX TO MAKE HISTORY WITH ALL-CIVILIAN CREW MISSION, INSPIRATION4 The billionaire tweeted out his pledge just hours after the space flight concluded its three-day mission by successfully splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida Saturday evening. “Count me in for $50M,” he wrote in the posting. Billionaire tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, who bought the flight with SpaceX and announced the mission would raise funds for St. Jude’s, donated $100 million to the cause. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE With Musk’s contribution and the $60 million donated by the public, $210 million was raised for children’s cancer research. Hayley Arceneaux, the flight’s medical officer and a physician assistant at St. Jude’s, said Musk’s pledge “brings tears to my eyes.” “Thank you @elonmusk for this generous donation toward our $200 million dollar fundraising goal for @StJude!!!,” she said on Twitter. The Inspiration4’s mission took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 missile last Wednesday. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carried Isaacman, Arceneaux, a childhood cancer survivor, Sian Proctor, a geologist, and Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin employee. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS The crew remained in orbit for three days and reached an altitude of 367 miles. The mission marked the first time a flight went into orbit with an all civilian crew. SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian human spaceflightvideo SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight To read more from the New York Post, click here.