SpaceX Sent a Fully Civilian Crew Into Orbit for the First Time
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SpaceX Sent a Crew of Four Non-Professional Astronauts Into Orbit for the First Time

SpaceX Sent a Crew of Four Non-Professional Astronauts Into Orbit for the First Time

For the first time in the history of the world, the American company SpaceX sent the Crew Dragon into orbit. The crew members were exclusively civilians, and the broadcast was conducted on the company's website.

The spacecraft launched at 8:02 local time yesterday from Florida as part of the Inspiration4 mission. The flight is expected to last about three days, and the Falcon 9 rocket will be above the orbit of 590 km.

The current crew of Crew Dragon is the first in the history of world cosmonautics, which does not include professional astronauts (people who have not been trained in NASA and other space agencies went into space).

The mission included billionaire Jared Isaacman, along with other lucky ones: researcher Sian Proctor, an employee of the children's hospital in Tennessee Hayley Arceneaux, engineer and former mechanic of the United States Air Force Christopher Sembroski, and college professor from Arizona Dr. Proctor. Arceneaux, who is 29 years old, is now the youngest woman from America in space. The flight was fully funded by Isaacman, who organized a charity mission to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The flooding of the vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled for September 19. In the future, Elon Musk's company plans to use this ship at least one more time. The private mission is scheduled for January 2022.

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