On Wednesday, September 15, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Approximately three days after liftoff, Dragon and the crew of Inspiration4 will splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast.
Follow Dragon’s journey below as the Inspiration4 crew orbits Earth approximately every 90 minutes.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 16, 2021
Former St. Jude Patient and Physician Assistant Hayley Arceneaux was among the crew aboard which is commanded by Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer.
Also joining him are Mission Specialist Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran and aerospace data engineer; and Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, entrepreneur, and trained pilot.
Photo credit: Inspiration4 / John Kraus