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SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew shares pictures from their first space trip

By Aswin Kumar

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre on 16 September 2021 marks the private space company’s first successful commercial space mission.

The mission is aimed to be a fundraiser of $200 million for St Jude for children’s cancer and the entire flight was sponsored by Mission commander and entrepreneur, Jared Isaacman for an undisclosed amount

As the flight completes more than 15 orbits around the planet Earth, the crew have shared their first pictures and the background looks absolutely ‘out of the world’


Check out the pictures here:

The pictures were released via Inspiration4’s Twitter handle and it seems to be screenshots from a video sent by the crew.

The tweet captioned “The crew of #Inspiration4 had an incredible first day in space! They’ve completed more than 15 orbits around planet Earth since liftoff and made full use of the Dragon cupola.” has already garnered more than 9.7K retweets.

At an altitude of 363 miles (585 km) above Earth, it becomes Dragon Capsule’s highest ventured distance to space while ISS stands at an altitude of 250 miles (400 km), and this is the first mission after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission in 2009 to travel this far from our planet

Meanwhile, with the success of this mission, Hayley Arceneaux, 29, became the youngest American to go to space, and Elon’s quest to open space for everyone is not just a mere dream now.

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