SpaceX 'Inspiration4' mission lifts off, know who's onboard

The all-civilian crew is the hallmark of SpaceX "Inspiration4" mission. The rocket lifted off on September 16 from Cape Canaveral in Florida

Lift-off

SpaceX rocket ship lifted off from Florida on September 16 carrying all-civilian crew
 

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All-civilian crew

This is the first all-civilian crew. The lift-off took place just before sunset from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral

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10-minutes to orbit

The capsule carrying the crew was perched atop company's reusable two-stage Falcon-9 rocket. The Crew Dragon, fitted with a special observation dome in place of its usual docking hatch, reached orbit almost 10 minutes after the 8:03 p.m. EDT blastoff
 

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"Inspiration4" crew

The civilian crew included Jared Isaacman (38) Sian Proctor (51), Hayley Arceneaux (29) and Chris Sembroski (42)

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Jared Isaacman

Jared Isaacman is mission commander for this mission. He is CEO of a company that provides payment solutions.
 

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Hayley Arceneaux

Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor. At 29, she will become youngest American to fly in orbit around Earth
 

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Sian Proctor

Sian Proctor is a Geology professor. She is the pilot for this mission.

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Chris Sembroski

Chris Sembroski is US Air Force veteran. He has served in Iraq. He will manage onboard cargo and communication with Earth

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