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Why the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission matters to everyone

Hayley Arceneaux, a physician's assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and medical specialist on the Inspiration4 mission, in the Crew Dragon cupola. Inspiration4x/Twitter Imagine getting a call saying that if you want, you can join the rare group of less than a thousand humans who've not only visited space…
bubmag
September 18, 2021
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Inspiration4 SpaceX mission carrying indie-pop song to orbit

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor will bring indie-pop artist Foxanne's new single to space with her as part of a personal playlist. (Image credit: SpaceX) The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is carrying a special package to space in their personal equipment — a digital copy of an independent artist's…
bubmag
September 17, 2021
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SpaceX emphasizes coordination with other satellite operators

by Jeff Foust — September 16, 2021 SpaceX says it's working closely with a number of government and commercial satellite operators to coordinate close approaches involving Starlink satellites with their spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX WAILEA, Hawaii — Two years after the close approach of a Starlink satellite with a European Space…
bubmag
September 17, 2021
SpaceX

Inspiration4, The First All-Civilian Spaceflight, is Now in Orbit

Last night at 8:02 PM EDT, the crew of Inspiration 4 — the first all-civilian spaceflight — blasted off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Tucked inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which was lofted to orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, are four fortunate…
bubmag
September 16, 2021