SpaceX has done an unprecedented stunt in the history of spaceflight. SpaceX launched four ordinary citizens into space without any professional Astronauts.
It is ever first time in history to send only civilians into space in the absence of astronauts. The launch took place on Wednesday night only with 4 civilians and SpaceX named this mission as “Inspiration4 mission”.
The launch of the Inspiration4 mission marks the first private mission conducted by SpaceX to orbit. A 38-year-old billionaire and entrepreneur named Jared Isaacman, has financed the entire Inspiration4mission.
This launch marks the first time ever a spacecraft lifted with only civilians. The four civilians are known as Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski.
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SpaceX took Twitter as a platform to share this news, they updated the current status of Ispiration4mission by the instant posting of mission status.
They updated with news i.e Main engine cutoff and stage separation confirmed. Second stage engine burn underway.
As time passed they also confirmed, “Dragon and the astronauts are now officially in space! Dragon will conduct two phasing burns to reach its cruising orbit of 575km where the crew will spend the next three days orbiting planet Earth”.
The first and second stage burn has been completed. Dragon and the crew have reached a circular orbit of 585km – a new Dragon altitude record.