SpaceX Inspiration4, with a fully civilian crew, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday after historic 3-day mission – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An all-civilian amateur crew of astronauts on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 completed their historic three-day mission on Saturday and returned with an automated dive to Earth, plunging into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Canaveral.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 15: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon take off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the first fully private mission to fly into orbit on September 15, 2021 at Cape Canaveral, CA Florida. SpaceX flies four private citizens into space for a three-day mission. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

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The crew, Mission Commander Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor, were the first to circle the earth without the presence of a professional astronaut.

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Isaacman, the billionaire who paid for the trip and brought three guests, wanted to show that ordinary people could get into orbit on their own.

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