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All-civilian SpaceX crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

If you were traveling to space with three buddies, there’s no way you’d forgo the to chance to grab a selfie, right? The Inspiration4 crew that took the first all-civilian orbital flight last week clearly had a lot of fun during their three-day mission, performing science experiments, taking in the extraordinary views, and, yes, capturing…

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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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SpaceX tourists splash down after trailblazing trip to orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.  Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the…

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What life is like aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule

The Inspiration4 crew (L-R): Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. The first space tourism mission by Elon Musk’s SpaceX blasted off from Florida on Wednesday and the four crew members—a billionaire and three other Americans—have already seen more than 25 sunsets and sunrises. SpaceX has released few details about their adventure since…

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SpaceX successfully launched a historic all-civilian crew into orbit

This post has been updated. On Wednesday night, for the first time in history, the United States successfully sent four non-astronaut space travelers into orbit with the historic Inspiration4 mission, operated by SpaceX. The foursome will continue to travel through space for the next three days in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.  The spacecraft lifted…

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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 launches four civilians into orbit on historic Inspiration4 flight

Home News CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX made history tonight as it launched a crew of private citizens on a jaunt around Earth. For an added bonus, the rocket landed on its drone ship, marking the company’s 92nd booster recovery.The mission, called Inspiration4, blasted off from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here in…

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All Civilian SpaceX Inspiration 4 Was Successfully Launched

Home » Space » All Civilian SpaceX Inspiration 4 Was Successfully Launched Inspiration 4 has successfully launched world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit. It launched from Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Approximately three days after liftoff, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew will return to Earth and splash down at one…

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SpaceX Launches Four People on Private Dragon Spaceflight

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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…