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Astronauts suit up for planned SpaceX mission to International Space Station

Crew 3 will be welcomed aboard the space station by its three current occupants - two cosmonauts from Russia and Belarus and a US astronaut who shared a Soyuz flight to the orbiting platform earlier this year.
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer of Germany, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron wave while departing the crew quarters for launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US. (Joe Skipper / REUTERS)
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer of Germany, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron wave while departing the crew quarters for launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US. (Joe Skipper / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 05:14 AM IST
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Watch Live: SpaceX launches world's first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission

The SpaceX Inspiration4 mission is being watched with great interest across the world since it is the world's first all-civilian mission, a venture that could pave the way for space tourism.
This screengrab taken from the SpaceX live webcast shows crew members (from R) Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, and Christopher Sembroski after being buckled into their seats in the Crew Dragon capsule ahead of the launch of the Inspiration4 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on September 15, 2021. (AFP)
This screengrab taken from the SpaceX live webcast shows crew members (from R) Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, and Christopher Sembroski after being buckled into their seats in the Crew Dragon capsule ahead of the launch of the Inspiration4 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on September 15, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:33 AM IST
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SpaceX's all-civilian crew to take off today: 5 facts about Inspiration4 mission

The trip is paid for by Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old high school dropout and founder of payments processing company Shift4 Payments. The Inspiration4 mission is the first where government is a bystander.
The Inspiration4 crew float in zero gravity while training for the mission.(AFP Photo)
The Inspiration4 crew float in zero gravity while training for the mission.(AFP Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 01:04 PM IST
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