SpaceX Launches World's First 'Amateur Crew' Flight to Orbit the Earth

SpaceX successfully launched four civilians into space on the evening of September 15, in a historic mission from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre.

This footage, filmed across the Indian River in Titusville, Florida, shows the a bright light emanating from the launch, as the fully automated Crew Dragon spacecraft takes off.

According to the mission’s official website, Inspiration4 – the first spaceflight without a professional astronaut on board – is carrying an entrepreneur, a childhood cancer survivor and two sweepstake winners.

The flight is set to “make a low earth orbit” over three days before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: @natesdryerventcleaning321 via Storyful

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