SpaceX Inspiration4 mission: first all-civilian crew to orbit Earth(17 images)
The first all-private civilian orbital spaceflight, the SpaceX mission Inspiration4, spent nearly three days in space. The crew blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday and splashed down on Saturday. In orbit aboard the Crew Dragon capsule Resilience, the four-person crew was circling the Earth every 90 minutes at over 17,000 mph.
Inspiration4, the world's first all-civilian mission to space, safely returns to Earth while splashing down on the Atlantic Ocean outside of Florida, on September 18, 2021, following their groundbreaking three-day mission. Photo courtesy of SpaceX