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EXPLAINER: 4 will circle Earth on 1st SpaceX private flight

Sep. 13, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s...

First female payload specialist for Virgin Galactic

Jul. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — When people told Kellie Gerardi to shoot for the stars, they didn’t think she’d be so literal about it. But she took it seriously, and the 32-year-old Jupiter woman is heading to space. Gerardi will be aboard a future space...