SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission
On Saturday, four individuals returned to Earth after a three-day space excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The arrival marked the end of the first-ever flight to Earth’s orbit flown entirely by tourists. Passengers included billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, educator and geologist Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski, a camp counselor. The crew was shown responding to SpaceX’s mission control, watching movies, and taking before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. After traveling at more than 17,000 miles per hour, the spacecraft used Earth’s thick blanket of air to slow itself down.