Space Explored

SpaceX launches Inspiration4–first all civilian mission to orbit

By Seth Kurkowski

September 16, 2021

After months of training Jared Issacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski rode their Dragon spacecraft into orbit without a hitch.

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The timeline for the launch matched NASA’s crewed missions — the only difference was SpaceX used their own facilities.

Inspiration4 plans to return over the weekend with a splash down in the either the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico.

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