The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday, with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.
The quartet of amateur space travellers — led by the American founder and CEO of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments Inc, Jared Isaacman — were due for blastoff as early as 8 p.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. CBC News will live stream the event starting at 7 p.m. ET.
SpaceX’s senior director of human space flight, Benji Reed, told reporters at the
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