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SpaceX helps billionaire spend three days in orbit


(16 Sep 2021) Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon ("Inspiration4"); Date: 16 September 2021, 0002 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The crewed capsule was deployed into a 569 km x 580 km x 51.64 degrees orbit.

The Inspiration4 crew is commanded by a billionaire businessman who paid SpaceX to charter the four-seat Crew Dragon spacecraft for three days in orbit.

Approximately three days after lift-off, Dragon and the crew will splash down at one of several possible landing sites off the Florida coast.

Reference: SpaceX PR, Spaceflight Now

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