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SpaceX gets ready to launch first all-civilian crew to orbit

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By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space this week, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship, as part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit. Jared Isaacman, the American founder and chief executive of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments, will lead three fellow spaceflight novices on a trip expected to last three days from blastoff at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to splashdown in the Atlantic. The 38-year-old tech mogul has plunked down an unspecified but presumably exorbitant …

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