WATCH: Members of the public launched into space for the first time

Members of the public who are not astronauts have been launched successfully into space for the first time. The Falcon 9 rocket from the Space X company was launched from Florida yesterday.

The crew of four in a capsule named Resilience is made up only of normal persons and includes billionaire Jared Isaacman and three others: Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski.

The first booster, which dropped off from the rear end of the space vehicle, landed safely back on earth on a platform in the Atlantic.

The mission is expected to last for three days, and is being looked upon as the first voyage that will open the door to a new space tourism industry which is being created by the owner of Space X, Elon Musk.