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SpaceX Launches Its First All-Civilian Flight Into Earth's Orbit

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SpaceX Launches Its First All-Civilian Flight Into Earth's Orbit

SpaceX has launched its first ever all-civilian flight into Earth's orbit.

The Inspiration4 rocket successfully took off at 8:02 pm local time at the Kennedy Space Center.

The crew onboard will travel the farthest any civilian has traveled from Earth and will reach a maximum distance of 360 miles above the Earth.

That's more than 120 miles higher than the the International Space Station, which orbits at 240 miles.

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This trumps the recent efforts from Virgin's Richard Branson and Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, SpaceX

Stewart Perrie
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