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Sian Proctor to be aboard Inspiration4, first all-civilian SpaceX flight

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If all goes as planned, four private citizens — who had never met until a few months ago — will launch atop a SpaceX rocket from Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, Sept. 15, for the first all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth.

Crew member Sian Proctor, 51, grew up in Fairport and is a 1988 Fairport High School graduate.

Dubbed “Inspiration4,” this flight will be far more advanced than the recent suborbital “hops” that carried billionaires (Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos) and other civilians. 

Rather than just climbing to the edge of space and returning to land in less than an hour as Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin did, Inspiration4 will circle the Earth for three days and do so in a higher orbit than the International Space Station.

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