Meet the four civilian Inspiration4 astronauts SpaceX will launch into orbit this week

Four private space travelers will make history this week when they lift off on a SpaceX rocket on the world’s first all-civilian (and privately financed) trip to orbit. 

The four crewmembers of the mission, called Inspiration4, are non-professional astronauts with diverse careers, ranging from science communications to medical care to payment systems. After six months of training together, Shift4 entrepreneur billionaire Jared Isaacman, geoscientist Sian Proctor, bone cancer survivor and physician’s assistant Haley Arcenaux and data engineer Chris Sembroski are in the last days before their launch on Wednesday (Sept. 15).

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