SpaceX’s landmark Inspiration4 mission launched 1 year ago today

A charitable mission to space flew a year ago today, kickstarting a new era for the hospital it supported.

Inspiration4 used a SpaceX Dragon capsule to take four civilians into orbit, none of whom had direct spaceflight experience. The three-day mission attracted global attention because of its trailblazing nature — it was the first-ever all-private crewed mission to Earth orbit — as well as its diverse crew and the fact that it raised $250 million across six months for a children’s hospital.

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