The historic Inspiration4 space mission has successfully reached orbit after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida shortly after 8:00PM EDT, entering its orbital trajectory at 8:12PM EDT. The three day mission is the first all-civilian space flight in history.
The mission, which was contracted by billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman (who is also a trained pilot with over 6,000 hours flight time and who is also the mission’s commander), was launched to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The other crew members include geoscientist and science communicator Sian Proctor, childhood cancer survivor and physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, and data scientist Chris Sembroski.
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