China News Agency, San Francisco, September 15-On the evening of the 15th Eastern Time, the US Space Exploration Technology Corporation (SpaceX) successfully sent the "Dragon" spacecraft into space with a "Falcon 9" rocket in Florida.

A "space tour group" composed of 4 non-professional astronauts will fly in orbit around the earth for 3 days.

At 8:02 pm on September 15th, local time, the "Falcon 9" rocket carried the "Inspiration 4" spacecraft and ignited from the launch pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The four non-professional astronauts on the spacecraft will fly around the earth for three days.

  ABC reported that at 20:02 US Eastern Time, the "Dragon" spacecraft carrying four "all civilian" space tourists was launched at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and successfully reached the scheduled orbit.

In an orbit about 575 kilometers above the ground, the spacecraft will orbit the earth every 90 minutes at a speed of more than 27,000 kilometers per hour.

This is the farthest "civilian" travel from the earth in history, about 160 kilometers higher than the orbit of the International Space Station, and also surpassed the previous flight altitude of SpaceX's commercial rivals.

Three days later, the aircraft will land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

  SpaceX's space tour project is called "Inspiration 4".

The Associated Press reported that this is the first time a spacecraft has orbited the earth without a professional astronaut.

National Broadcasting Corporation reported that the four passengers were: Jared Isaacman (38 years old), founder and CEO of US payment service provider "Shift4 Payment", and Chris Semb, aerospace data engineer Rosky (42 years old), geoscientist Shane Proctor (51 years old), and Assistant Physician Hayley Assino (29 years old) at St. Zudd Children's Research Hospital.

Isaacman will pay for the trip and hope to raise funds for the St. Zudd Children’s Research Hospital.

At 8:02 pm on September 15th, local time, the "Falcon 9" rocket carried the "Inspiration 4" spacecraft and ignited from the launch pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The four non-professional astronauts on the spacecraft will fly around the earth for three days.

The picture shows a group of 4 members of the aerospace "civilian group".

  According to the report, the four passengers have carried out rigorous preparations in the past six months, including using a simulated aircraft to simulate various key operations, receiving overweight training in a centrifuge, experiencing weightlessness in parabolic flight, and in the high-altitude snowy area of ​​Mount Rainier in the northwestern United States. Waiting on foot.

  In the field of commercial space tourism, Virgin Galactic under the British billionaire Richard Branson and the Blue Origin company founded by the American billionaire Jeff Bezos are SpaceX competitors.

On July 11, Virgin Galactic's "Unity" spacecraft completed its first full space test flight in New Mexico, the United States.

The company plans to officially open its commercial space tourism business in 2022.

Nine days later, Blue Origin's "New Shepard" aircraft completed its first manned space test flight in Texas, USA.

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