SpaceX’s Inspiration4 all-amateur crew returns safely to Earth

Memphis, Tenn. — For the first time ever, a spacecraft with an all-amateur crew has circled the Earth’s atmosphere.

On that ship was 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux, a childhood bone cancer survivor who works as a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Center where she was treated as a child for bone cancer.

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The flight’s billionaire leader, Jared Isaacman, pledged $100 million of his own money to St. Jude and he said he’s hoping to raise another $100 million for the hospital in donations.

Saturday, Arceneaux and the rest of the Inspiration4 crew safely landed in the Atlantic Ocean around 6:06 p.m. CT.

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The novice astronauts spent three days in outer space.

FOX13 will have the latest on the out-of-this-world experience tonight on FOX13 News at 9 p.m.