Things to know about SpaceX’s private flight into Earth’s orbit

For the first time in 60 years of human space flight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists.SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s bankrolling the entire trip. He’s taking two sweepstakes winners with him on the three-day, round-the-world trip, along with a health care worker who survived childhood cancer.They’ll ride alone in a fully automated Dragon capsule, the same kind that SpaceX uses to…


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