SpaceX to Launch First All-Civilian Crew Mission to Space

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SpaceX is scheduled to launch on Wednesday evening its first all-civilian crew mission to space.

The spacecraft is set to launch at 8:02 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The Inspiration4 crew – 38-year-old billionaire Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old bone cancer survivor and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, 42-year-old Air Force veteran Chris Sembroski and 51-year-old geoscientist Sian Proctor – will be aboard the Elon Musk-founded company’s Crew Dragon capsule, which will be launched atop its reusable Falcon 9 rocket for a three-day expedition orbiting Earth before returning “to Earth and splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast,” according
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