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SpaceX's historic Inspiration4 launch reaches orbit successfully carrying private crew

This is CNBC's blog, which covered the SpaceX Inspiration4 launch, a historic crewed launch of nonprofessional astronauts from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX launched its Inspiration4 mission on Wednesday evening from NASA's facility in Florida, successfully bringing its all-civilian crew into orbit. The mission is the first private crew launched to orbit by Elon Musk's company and the first time a crew was made up entirely of nonprofessional astronauts.

Inspiration4 includes commander Jared Isaacman, pilot Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, and mission specialist Chris Sembroski. The multiday trip was paid for by Isaacman for an undisclosed amount, with the main goal of the spaceflight to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.