SpaceX launches Inspiration-4 mission with all-civilian crew

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SpaceX launched the Inspiration-4 mission with an all-civilian crew on Thursday from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. It was the first time a rocket streaked toward orbit with an all-amateur crew — no professional astronauts.
The recycled Falcon rocket soared from the same Kennedy Space Center pad used by the company's three previous astronaut flights for NASA. (Photo: Twitter/SpaceX)

SpaceX launched its Inspiration-4 mission with an all-civilian crew on Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company's first private mission to orbit was led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur, Jared Isaacman, who is bankrolling the entire trip.

It was the first time a rocket streaked towards orbit with an all-amateur crew — no professional astronauts.

Seven minutes after the liftoff, the first stage booster returned to land on SpaceX's ocean droneship, while the Falcon-9 rocket continued on its way to space with four crew members — commander Jared Isaacman, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley…
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