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Fans watching CF Montreal's 4-2 win over Orlando City at Exploria Stadium got a unique view of the historic Space X launch on Wednesday night.
Space X successfully launched the Inspiration4 from the Kennedy Space Center, which made it the first-ever orbital flight crewed only by tourists.
Though the space center sits roughly an hour away from Exploria Stadium on Florida’s Atlantic coast, the rocket could be clearly seen during the game from the field — which made for an incredible sight during the first half.
Up up & away! 🚀🚀🚀
Scenes from the first-ever all-civilian crew launching into orbit. pic.twitter.com/BTML2p3fKJ
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 16, 2021
SpaceX launch makes history with all-tourist crew
SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, launched the all-civilian spaceflight on Wednesday night.
The crew will orbit the planet for three days higher than the International Space Station before returning to Earth on Saturday, according to The New York Times
The trip is the first commercial venture into space without any professional astronauts, which makes it a huge step for the future of space travel. Billionaire Jarred Isaacman, physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, community college professor Sian Proctor and data engineer Christopher Sembroski have been training for the mission since March.
— Inspiration4 (@inspiration4x) September 15, 2021
Though the game carried on normally, the sight in Orlando on Wednesday was certainly one to behold.