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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission just opened a new era of private spaceflight

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 may be over, but a number of other missions are poised to follow in its pioneering footsteps.Inspiration4 sent four private citizens on a three-day trip around Earth aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, in the first-ever crewed orbital mission that didn’t include any professional astronauts.The landmark flight wrapped up Saturday (Sept.…

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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission splashes down in first Atlantic Ocean landing

Homeward bound. Inspiration4 Best three-day “weekend” ever? That may be the question SpaceX’s four civilian astronauts are putting to themselves after successfully returning to Earth on Saturday. The crew of the historic Inspiration4 mission splashed down off the Florida coast at about 7 p.m. local time, after having orbited the globe many times since Thursday.…

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Inspiration 4 Crew Returns Safely on SpaceX Crew Dragon

Home » Science » Inspiration 4 Crew Returns Safely on SpaceX Crew Dragon After three days on-orbit, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew – the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit – has safely returned to Earth in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They splashed down under parachutes. SOURCES- SpaceX Written By Brian…

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

After spending three days about 360 miles above the ground, the all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 have returned to Earth. Their Crew Dragon capsule slowed down to 15 miles per hour as it descended under four parachutes and splashed down at 7:07 pm Eastern off the Atlantic coast of Florida, not far from where they…

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All-civilian Inspiration4 returns to Earth after SpaceX mission to orbit

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew is having a blast and doing science in orbit (video)

Home News Spaceflight From ultrasounds to ukulele jam sessions and space art, it appears the Inspiration4 crew is staying busy in orbit. The four private astronauts, who are currently orbiting Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, made a video call to Earth on Friday (Sept. 17) to give a live tour of their spacecraft, show…

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Inspiration4 SpaceX mission carrying indie-pop song to orbit

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor will bring indie-pop artist Foxanne’s new single to space with her as part of a personal playlist. (Image credit: SpaceX) The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is carrying a special package to space in their personal equipment — a digital copy of an independent artist’s song about finding meaning in…

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 all-civilian spaceflight: When to watch and what to know

Home News Spaceflight SpaceX’s first all-civilian launch is scheduled to launch on Wednesday (Sept. 15) carrying a message of diversity during the third billionaire-led flight to launch in 2021.The mission, called Inspiration4, includes four private citizens who will fly on a Crew Dragon spacecraft for an Earth-orbiting mission. Billionaire Jared Issacman, founder of Shift4 Payments, purchased the…

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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal training into orbit — and bring space tourism closer to reality

Home News Spaceflight Four people — none of them trained astronauts — are scheduled to launch into orbit aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule on Sept. 15, 2021. (Image credit: NASA Johnson/Flickr, CC BY-NC) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy…

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Meet the four civilian Inspiration4 astronauts SpaceX will launch into orbit this week

Home News Spaceflight Four private space travelers will make history this week when they lift off on a SpaceX rocket on the world’s first all-civilian (and privately financed) trip to orbit. The four crewmembers of the mission, called Inspiration4, are non-professional astronauts with diverse careers, ranging from science communications to medical care to payment systems. After…