SpaceX founder Elon Musk personally committed $50 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis as part of the Inspiration4 campaign.
Musk’s donation pushes total campaign fundraising beyond its goal of $200 million.
SpaceX’s private spaceflight touched down safely in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. Its goal was to raise money for St. Jude.
Mission commander and fellow billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman personally donated $100 million to the campaign, which raised another $60 million in other private donations.
Inspiration4 spent three days in space at an altitude of more than 366 miles, higher than the International Space Station. The private crew included pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux and mission specialist Chris Sembroski.
Several milestones were achieved by the mission, according to CNBC. They include the first private SpaceX spaceflight, the first entirely nonprofessional crew to become astronauts, the first Black female spacecraft pilot, the youngest American astronaut to date and the first person to fly in space with a prosthesis.