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SpaceX launched the first tourist-only trip to space: What you need to know

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SpaceX makes history by successfully launching the first all-tourist crew into space as part of its 'Inspiration4' mission.

Four amateur astronauts who had never been to space are on their way to an adventure unlike any before.

According to the New York Times, the crew will orbit the planet three days higher than the International Space Station before returning to Earth on Saturday.

This trip is first-of-its-kind as it marks the first commercial trip to space without any professional astronauts, which makes it

a considerably big step into the future of space travel.

The 4 individuals who were lucky enough to participate in this mission are, Hayley Arceneaux (physician assistant), Christopher Sembroski (data engineer), Jarred Isaacman (businessman), and Sian Proctor (community college professor). Isaacman, the founder of a payment processing firm, is paying for the entire trip and intends to use the exposure to fundraise for St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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