In photos: First all-civilian crew to orbit Earth blasts off on SpaceX Inspiration4

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Inspiration4 mission at 8:02 p.m. from Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Wednesday. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI

Inspiration4 is the first mission in history to host four civilians for a three day journey to space and was created by Jared Isaacman to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI

Isaacman chose hand-picked civilians for the crew: childhood cancer survivor and physician assistant Haley Arceneaux, 29, who is the mission medical officer; educator, artist and pilot Dr. Sian Proctor, 51; and engineer Chris Sembroski, 42. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI

Hayley Arceneaux (L) and Dr. Sian Proctor prepare to board the Dragon spacecraft. Photo courtesy of SpaceX

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