Wednesday, September 15, 2021
SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a healthcare worker who survived childhood cancer. It's the first chartered passenger flight for Elon Musk's SpaceX and a big step in space tourism by a private company.
The Pennsylvania entrepreneur who is picking up the tab " Jared Isaacman " won't say how much he paid. After blasting off sometime after 8:02pm local time Wednesday (00:02 GMT), Isaacman and his fellow passengers will spend three days orbiting Earth at an unusually high altitude of 575km (357 miles) " 160km (100 miles) higher than the International Space Station " before splashing down off the Florida coast this weekend.
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