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SpaceX’s civilian crew makes water landing off Florida coast


SpaceX’s amateur astronauts securely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on Saturday.

A rousing round of applause was read from the regulate space as Inspiration4 parachutes were being introduced to slow down the Dragon capsule at 7:04 p.m., a live feed of the landing confirmed.

A few minutes later on, the ship gently hit the waters in the vicinity of Cape Canaveral at a slowed-down pace of 15 miles per hour, SpaceX commenters said.

Boats rushed to the capsule to examine the ship and hoist it on to a recovery vessel.

“On behalf of House X, welcome dwelling to world Earth,” a dispatcher explained to the crew on the dwell stream.

“Your mission has proven the planet that house is for all of us, and that every day men and women can make incredible impacts on the environment all over them.”

The historic 1st-ever all-civilian place orbit used 3 days circling the environment at an altitude of 335 miles.

A SpaceX capsule carrying the four beginner astronauts splashes down in the Atlantic off the Florida coastline.
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In this image taken provided by SpaceX, a capsule carrying four people parachutes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.
Inspiration4 parachutes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast on Sept. 18, 2021.
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In this image taken from video, Hayley Arceneaux, one of four passengers aboard the SpaceX capsule, reacts after emerging from the capsule Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, after it was recovered following its splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.
Hayley Arceneaux was the first passenger out of the capsule after landing.
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In this image taken from video, Chris Sembroski, one of four passengers aboard the SpaceX capsule, reacts after emerging from the capsule Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, after it was recovered following its splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.
Chris Sembroski reacts soon after exiting Inspiration4.
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In this image taken from video, Sian Proctor, one of four passengers aboard the SpaceX capsule, reacts after emerging from the capsule Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, after it was recovered following its splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.
Dr. Sian Proctor was a person of the 4 amateurs on the excursion.
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In this image taken from video, Jared Isaacman, one of four passengers aboard the SpaceX capsule, reacts after emerging from the capsule Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, after it was recovered following its splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.
Jared Isaacman emerges from the capsule just after landing.
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The amateur astronauts — Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Dr. Sian Proctor — have been schooling for months. The flight crew was introduced in March.

Isaacman, 38, an accomplished jet pilot, commanded the mission after reportedly having to pay $200 million for the privilege.

SpaceX’s webcast shows parachutes being deployed as the Inspiration4 prepares to splash down on the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
SpaceX’s webcast exhibits parachutes getting deployed as the Inspiration4 prepares to splash down on the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
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Footage shows the capsule being lifted up to a recovery vessel.
Footage demonstrates the capsule remaining lifted up to a restoration vessel.
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Amateur astronauts Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Dr. Sian Proctor is seen amid the Inspiration4’s landing back to Florida.
Novice astronauts Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Dr. Sian Proctor throughout the landing.
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The billionaire donated two of the seats on the mission. The other went to Sembroski, who received a sweepstakes that raised $113 million in St. Jude donations.



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