This week, SpaceX is set to launch Inspiration4, its first all-civilian mission. Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder of Shift4 Payments, paid
for the private mission.
Physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, science communicator Sian Proctor, and engineer Chris Sembroski will accompany him on the flight.
The group has been trained for the trip by SpaceX employees for months, learning everything from orbital mechanics to microgravity operations.
The rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The flight was originally scheduled to take off on Wednesday, but the start of the launch window has been pushed back to January 1. In the early hours of Thursday, at 02 a.m. UK time. Due to a combination of weather conditions and technical requirements, the launch was delayed.
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