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First space flight with a civilian crew

The capsule and its four-person crew orbited the Earth for three days, with no professional astronauts on board.

The Dragon capsule, from the private company SpaceX, successfully reached the Atlantic Ocean and off the coast of Florida, with the four crew members of the Inspiration4 mission, the first completely civilian to reach orbital space.

 

The mission spent three days in space, moving at a speed of 28,160 kilometers per hour that allowed it to circle the planet every 90 minutes, and at a height of about 575 kilometers from Earth, about 160 kilometers more than the International Space Station (ISS), "further than any other human spaceflight since the Hubble missions (540 kilometers)", according to SpaceX.

 

The crew included Commander Jared Isaacman, Aeronautical Engineer Chris Sembroski, Physician Assistant Hayley Arceneaux, and Pilot Sian Proctoren.

 

As part of Elon Musk's space race, the Dragon capsule successfully took off on Wednesday, September 15, from Cape Canaveral (Florida) powered by a Falcon rocket.

 

The mission, in addition to evaluating the behavior of the human body in space, seeks to raise 200 million dollars for the St. Jude children's hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which especially cares for cancer patients.