First all-civilian flight into space a success

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 7:57 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 8:24 PM EDT
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fl. (WILX) - A private spacecraft carrying four Americans known as the “Inspiration4” is launched into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The flight represented the first mission to space without any professional astronauts onboard. The all-civilian crew rode aboard a SpaceX rocket and capsule and will orbit the Earth for days before re-entering the atmosphere.

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