In a first-of-its-kind move, SpaceX’s mission-control center launched the first all-civilian spacecraft which climbed to nearly 125 miles (200 km) above Earth. Confirming the same, Jared Isaacman, the American founder and chief executive of financial services firm Shift4 Payments Inc read a statement thanking everyone who made it possible a journey.
Led by Isaacman himself, the rocket on Wednesday carried a billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens-Sian Proctor(51), Hayley Arceneaux(29), and Chris Sembroski(42). The rocket’s first-stage booster, after separating from the spacecraft’s top half, descended back to Earth and touched down safely.
The crew recently took a look at the Cupola designed to give them the front-row view of the heavens, installed atop the Dragon Resilience. Inspiration 4 will be the first-of-its-kind trip to space and open the gates for mind-boggling developments in the Industry.
View from Dragon’s cupola pic.twitter.com/Z2qwKZR2lK
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