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16 Sep 2021

SpaceX launch makes history as four amateur astronauts orbit Earth

According to the experts in these things, the holiday of the future could involve hurtling around the earth at a speed of 17,000 miles an hour. Sickbag included.

That is what four amateur astronauts are doing right now after blasting off from Florida last night. Their historic all-civilian journey in their Dragon capsule is being credited with speeding up the countdown to commercial space travel.

But to book a ride it helps if you’re very, very rich.