The all-civilian SpaceX launch to orbit: What to know

The all-civilian SpaceX launch to orbit: What to know

The all-civilian SpaceX launch to orbit: What to know The first all-civilian mission to orbit is expected to launch this evening via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of the payments processing company Shift4 Payments (FOUR), paid for the mission, called Inspiration4. Four people, none of whom are astronauts, will spend three days orbiting Earth on the Dragon spacecraft developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX. Besides going on the trip of a lifetime, the crew will have time to conduct experiments related to human physiology in microgravity. "Space is a unique environment and there are opportunities to use the microgravity environment to find and develop new treatments and cures for various diseases and ailments," founder of Space Advisors and author of Space is Open for Business, Robert …
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