PHOTO OF THE DAY: SpaceX Makes History Again After World’s First All-Civilian Human Spaceflight Enters Orbit
By Space Coast Daily // September 15, 2021
rocket lifted off at 8:02 p.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX has made history once again after successfully launching the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit. The Inspiration4 mission lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The rocket lifted off at 8:02 p.m. ET.
Inspiration4 is commanded by Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer. Joining him are Medical Officer Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and pediatric cancer survivor; Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer; and Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, entrepreneur, and trained pilot.
Approximately three days after liftoff, Dragon and the Inspiration4 crew will splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast.