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FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspiration 4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, returned safely to Earth on September 18, 2021 after its three-day mission in the Atlantic Ocean outside Florida. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspire 4 after landing. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Jared Isaacman poses with Crew Dragon Resilience after landing. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Christopher Sambroski waves after landing. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Dr. Sean Proctor gives a fist pump after landing. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, provided in-flight updates during its three-day mission on Friday. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspiration4 Crew provides in-flight updates. Photo by SpaceX/WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Inspiration 4 mission at 8:02 p.m. Wednesday from Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino / WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspiration 4 is the first mission in history to host four civilians for a three-day journey to orbit the Earth. It is led by Jared Isaacman to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Photo by Joe Marino/WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Arceneaux (L) and Proctor prepare to board the Dragon spacecraft. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

From left to right, Sambrowski, Proctor, Isaacman and Arkenaux wave as they approach the board. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

The crew wore white SpaceX suits and arrived at Tesla, for SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Photo courtesy of SpaceX | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Arceneaux, a cancer survivor and now a physician’s assistant at St. Jude in Memphis, Tenn. Photo by Joe Marino/WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

Inspiration 4’s commander, Isaacman, exits Hangar X as he prepares to ride for the launch. Photo by Joe Marino/WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sits on top of a Falcon 9 rocket as it prepares to launch the Inspire 4 mission. Photo by Joe Marino/WNN | license photo

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

The Inspiration 4 crew tries on their flight suits before spaceflight. Photo courtesy of Inspire 4

FAA approves Virgin Galactic for more flights after investigation

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