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Historic SpaceX Liftoff: First Tour-Manned Space Mission Kicks Off

2021-09-16T00:41:28.929Z

The Dragon capsule departed from Cape Canaveral and will orbit the Earth for three days. Who travels.



09/15/2021 21:26

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 9/15/2021 9:33 PM

The

first space mission

composed entirely of

civilians

, without professional astronauts and in charge of the private company

SpaceX

, took off this Wednesday successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (Florida) to

orbit the Earth for three days

.

The historic launch of the so-called Inspiration4 mission occurred at 20:02 on Wednesday (21:02 in Argentina), as scheduled, aboard a Dragon capsule, propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk's company.

This time the crew are not astronauts but billionaire Jared Isaacman, aeronautical engineer Chris Sembroski, medical assistant Hayley Arceneaux, who is a cancer survivor, and scientist, pilot and educator Sian Proctor, who were trained for six months for this. scientific mission.

They will rise

160 kilometers (100 miles) higher than the space station

, aiming to reach an altitude of 575 kilometers (357 miles), just above the current position of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Unlike them, Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin skimmed space during their brief trips in July: Branson reached 86 kilometers (53 miles) in height, while Bezos reached 106 kilometers (66 miles).

With information from EFE

DD

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Source: clarin

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