About the same time later today as most yidden will be gathering in shul for Kol Nidre, a yid named Jared Isaacman from New Jersey will be getting closer to beis din shel maalah aboard the spacecraft Resilience, which will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will orbit the Earth for three days at an altitude of 335 miles (about 80 miles higher than the orbit of the International Space Station) at a speed of about 17,150 miles per hour or about five miles per second. Isaacman, is a 38 YO self-made billionaire who purchased all four seats on the spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company for an undisclosed amount of money.
While I wish Reb Isaacman and his 3 astronaut chevrah a safe flight and return, I’m hoping for a weather delay in the countdown so they can’t launch until after motzi yom tov tomorrow evening.
He probably thought he doesn’t need to keep Yom Kippur if he leaves before then because תורה לא בשמים היא