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All-civilian SpaceX crew feels only ‘good kind’ of jitters before launch

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By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Steve Gorman CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The four would-be citizen astronauts poised to ride a SpaceX rocket ship around the globe as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit said on Tuesday they were eager for liftoff on the eve of their flight, feeling only “the good kind” of jitters. “I was just worried that this moment would never come in my life. Let’s get going, let’s do it,” said Sian Proctor, 51, a geoscience professor, artist and lifelong space enthusiast who was a 2009 finalist in NASA’s astronaut candidate program before she was cut. Proctor als…

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