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.