SpaceX launches first private space crew into orbit | USA TODAY 1

SpaceX launches first private space crew into orbit | USA TODAY

 

SpaceX launches its first private space crew on the Inspiration4 mission conceived and financed by Pennsylvania tech billionaire Jared Isaacman. A St. Jude’s physician assistant will be on board, along with two contest winners. Launch window at 0002GMT on Thursday.

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Sitting atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be four private citizens in a specially modified Crew Dragon capsule awaiting to start three days of orbiting the Earth, the first time an all-civilian crew will have orbited the planet.

Rather than just climbing to the edge of space and returning to land in less than an hour as Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin recently did, Inspiration4 will circle the Earth and do so in a higher orbit than the International Space Station.

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51 comments

  1. I was able to see it by chance driving and omg it was beautiful so happy I could see it and knew what it was. God bless so amazing!!

    1. @Lee TV me, neither, but all of this is just the start of space tourism for the very wealthy who need some new hobby, since ordinary people can now do things only rich people used to do: cruises, cosmetic surgery, big home remodels/additions. 99.999% of people will never go into orbit, except maybe if they ingest magic mushrooms.

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