SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew launched into orbit

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2021
From The Center
Space Travel, SpaceX
John Kraus/Handout via REUTERS

The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.

The quartet of amateur space travelers, led by the American founder and chief executive of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR.N), Jared Isaacman, were due for blastoff as early as 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX's senior director of human spaceflight, Benji Reed,...

Read full story
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/spacex-set-make-history-with-first-all-civilian-crew-launched-into-orbit-2021-09-15/

More News about Science from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right