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The Inspiration4 crew spent three days orbiting the Earth. The crew members were in the SpaceX Dragon capsule. On September 18, the capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The mission was a success.

This was the first time an all-civilian crew had gone into orbit. Four people flew in the capsule. None of them were professional astronauts. This is why the mission made history.

Dragon flew higher than the International Space Station. “We want to get outside our comfort zone,” Jared Isaacman told TIME before the mission. He was the mission commander. He imagines that one day space travel will become common for civilians.