How to Watch Inspiration 4 Blast Off for the First All-Civilian Orbital Space Flight

How to Watch Inspiration 4 Blast Off for the First All-Civilian Orbital Space Flight

An all-civilian crew is preparing to orbit the Earth for the first time, potentially ushering in a new era of space flight. Barring any inclement weather, the Inspiration 4 mission is scheduled to take off tonight—Wednesday Sept. 15—around 8 p.m. EST, when the four-passenger crew will blast off in a SpaceX craft for a three-day orbit mission. The launch raises the tantalizing prospect that one day anyone might be able to board a rocket and fly into space (so long as they can pay for a ticket.) Here's what you can expect with Inspiration 4. How Can I Watch the Launch? The launch is set for a five-hour window, starting at 8:02 p.m. EST. You can watch it online through SpaceX’s YouTube channel (embedded above). The current forecast predicts an …
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