|Being the first American civilian who was selected to join Jared Isaacman on SpaceX's first private spaceflight 'Inspiration4' at the end of 2021.
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 2”
|Dark Copper Golden Blonde
|2003: Louisiana Young Heroes
|Date of Birth
|4 December 1991 (Wednesday)
|Age (as of 2021)
|Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|St. Francisville, Louisiana
|Bains Elementary School in St. Francisville LA Digital Media
|Southeastern Louisiana University
|• In 2014, she earned an undergraduate degree at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she majored in Spanish and minored in biology.
• In 2016, she received her Physician Assistant (PA) degree at Southeastern Louisiana University. AAPA
|Cajun The Advocate
|Non-Vegetarian Hayley's Instagram Account
|Relationships & More
|Father- Howard Arceneaux
Mother- Colleen Arceneaux
|Brother- Hayden Arceneaux (an aerospace engineer)
Sister-in-law- Liz Suttles (an aerospace engineer)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Hayley Arceneaux
- Does Hayley Arceneaux drink?: Yes
- Hayley Arceneaux is an American who was selected to join billionaire Jared Isaacman on SpaceX’s first private spaceflight Inspiration4 in the fourth quarter of 2021. She may become one of the youngest Americans to fly in space. Hayley is regarded as one of four people on the first all-civilian mission to space. The four members of the crew are Jared Isaacman, an American billionaire businessman and pilot, and he is the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, Sian Proctor, a commercial astronaut, Hayley Arceneaux, and Christopher Sembroski.
- In April 2020, Hayley Arceneaux started working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis as a physician assistant. She is also a private astronaut.
- At the beginning of January 2021, St. Jude offered her a seat on the Inspiration4 space mission. Hayley Arceneaux accepted the offer immediately. Soon, she discussed this opportunity with her mother. She also called her brother and sister-in-law, who are both aerospace engineers, and they appreciated her for the space journey. On her selection to the space mission, Hayley exclaimed in an interview,
I do consider myself an adventurer, and so while I never thought I would be going to space, it fits, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
- Hayley Arceneaux is a bone cancer survivor. At the age of ten, she complained of knees ache, and her doctor thought that it was just a sprain. However, after a few months, tests revealed that Hayley suffered from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. She was admitted to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the treatment of bone cancer. Chemotherapy, a limb-preservation surgery with knee replacement, and placement of a titanium rod in her left thigh bone were the treatments done to cure her. Several physical therapies were also associated with this treatment.
- With the passage of time, she recovered and was cured with bone cancer treatment. While working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in an interview, she said,
I think for my patients to see someone just like them and for other survivors to see somebody who’s been through cancer going to space, I think it’s going to mean so much for them.”
- As a child, Hayley Arceneaux visited the NASA space centre in Houston, Texas and always wanted to become an astronaut. In an interview, she said,
Of course, I wanted to be an astronaut. But then a few months later I was diagnosed with cancer, and it really changed my whole world.”
- In June 2021, Hayley Arceneaux, along with four other crew members, got their space training.
- Hayley’s personal cancer experience motivated her to work for other cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While sharing her work experience at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hayley explained,
Working with the kids, it means so much because these kids are so brave. They’re going through a big, life-changing thing… I do share with them I was a former patient, especially with new kids. I love getting to share that with them.”
- Reportedly, St. Jude, the hospital where Hayley works and got treated for her bone cancer in childhood, donated $100 million to Inspiration4, and the space mission commander Jared Isaacman also donated the $100 million.
- Hayley Arceneaux is an animal lover. She often posts pictures of her pet dog on her social media account.
- In February 2021, Hayley Arceneaux shared her experience of being selected as one of the all-civilian crew at SpaceX’s Inspiration4.
“I never thought I’d able to go to space… this mission is changing things.”
Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old cancer survivor who has been selected as a civilian member of the @SpaceX Inspiration4 crew, joins us for her first official interview as a civilian astronaut. pic.twitter.com/kJucPacAma
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 22, 2021
- Hayley Arceneaux regarded herself as the first Cajun in space. The Advocate Cajun is an American community. In space capsule, she was chosen to serve as the crew’s Chief Medical Officer. With a prosthesis, Hayley Arceneaux would also be the first person to launch in space.
- Hayley Arceneaux is a fitness freak. She regularly works out to keep herself fit. In one of her social media posts, she wrote,
A big part of my astronaut training is strength training. Physical fitness helps tolerance of increased G forces with launch/reentry as well as functioning in a microgravity environment and I’m here for it.”
- The seats of the crew members on the space mission are labelled with symbols. Sembroski’s seat represents “Generosity,” Arceneaux’s seat “Hope” and Proctor’s seat “Prosperity.”
- Hayley Arceneaux is a yoga enthusiast. She often shares her pictures on social media while doing yoga and meditation.
- In childhood, Hayley Arceneaux earned a black belt in Taekwondo.
- In her leisure time, Hayley adores travelling, fishing, and rafting.
- In March 2021, in an interview, Hayley was asked that she would spend a few days on orbit at the end of 2021, then what she was going to do up there. She then replied,
So we are going to do some science experiments. Any research projects that they have brought up to us we’ve been extremely interested in because, I mean, space travel is science fundamentally. And we are on board to help them in any way. But what I’m most excited about is right now we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to video call with the St. Jude kids.”
- Hayley loves to play golf.
- In a video, she shared her experience when she was offered to go to space.
- According to Hayley, her space mission at the end of 2021 would inspire many cancer survivor patients. She said,
My battle with cancer really prepared me for space travel. It made me tough, and then also I think it really taught me to expect the unexpected and go along for the ride.”