From liftoff to landing.
Days after four “non-astronauts” made history by launching into space, the SpaceX Inspiration4 crew is set to land Saturday night. The crew includes tech billionaire Jared Isaacman, who served as mission commander; Hayley Arceneaux, a health care worker and cancer survivor; Dr. Sian Proctor, the fourth Black female astronaut; and Chris Sembroski, a data engineer who won his seat on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket. They launched at 8:02 p.m. Sept. 15 from Kennedy Space Center.
The group’s space trip is tentatively set to end with a splashdown at 7:06 p.m. EST in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida, though SpaceX did not say exactly where splashdown would be.
The crew of Inspiration4, the first private orbital space mission, spent Friday conducting medical research, talking to pediatric cancer patients via Zoom, giving a live video update on YouTube, playing the ukulele and chatting with movie star Tom…