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Orlando is gearing up to become a rival to Silicon Valley - and shift away from being a destination primarily for tourists and retirees

Orlando has talent, transport, and low taxes. John Greim/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Orlando has been shaking off Florida's reputation as primarily a place for tourists and retirees. Instead, the city is becoming a hub for tech, defense, training, and finance companies. Execs from EA, Luminar, and Stax told Insider why its tech scene is thriving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Defense and technology startup Red 6 is opening a hub in Orlando to ...
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Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk


Elon Musk promises to donate $50 million to the Inspiration4 fundraiser for a children's hospital, helping it smash its $200 million goal

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Hannibal Hanschke Pool / Getty Images Elon Musk pledged to donate millions for a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The goal of the Inspiration4 spaceflight by Musk's company, SpaceX, was to raise $200 million. "Count me in for $50M," Musk said in a tweet on Saturday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk vowed to donate $50 million to SpaceX's Inspiration4 fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hosp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Air Force, Cnbc, Musk, Kennedy Space Center, St Jude, St Jude s Children s Research Hospital, Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, Isaacman, Kate Duffy


SpaceX’s tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown in Atlantic

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press HAWTHORNE — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The capsule from Hawthorne-based SpaceX parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut. The billionaire who paid undisclosed millions for the trip and his three guests wanted...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Russia, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Soccer, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, New York Stock Exchange, Tom Cruise


SpaceX's civilian crew members take call from Tom Cruise while soaring miles above the Earth

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX's first all-civilian crew spoke to Tom Cruise about their time in space. The Inspiration4 official Twitter account revealed the news alongside a "Top Gun" GIF. The crew have been conducting research and soaking up the stunning views during their time in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's Ins...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Cruise, Leo, Tom Cruise, Musk, Atlantic Ocean, Memphis Tennessee, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Kennedy Space Center, Hanks, Hayley Arceneaux


SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew members take call from Tom Cruise while soaring miles above the Earth

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX's first all-civilian crew spoke to Tom Cruise about their time in space. The Inspiration4 official Twitter account revealed the news alongside a "Top Gun" GIF. The crew have been conducting research and soaking up the stunning views during their time in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's Ins...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Cruise, Leo, Tom Cruise, Musk, Atlantic Ocean, Memphis Tennessee, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Kennedy Space Center, Hanks, Hayley Arceneaux


SpaceX's all-civilian crew chatted with Elon Musk and shared photos of Earth from the spaceship's glass-dome bathroom on their first full day in space

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX's first all-civilian crew spoke to Elon Musk on their first full day in space. They also shared photos of the view from the spaceship's bathroom, which has a glass dome. The Inspiration4 crew is carrying out scientific research during a three-day trip in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Musk, Memphis Tennessee, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Kennedy Space Center, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Jared Isaacman, Kate Duffy, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski, Chris Sembroski Sian Proctor Jared Isaacman


SpaceX’s Inspiration4 update: Cold pizza, zero-gravity flips and a ukulele solo

This photo provided by SpaceX shows Hayley Arceneaux, one of the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsuleon Friday, Sept. 17. (SpaceX) This photo provided by SpaceX shows Jared Isaacman, one of the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on Friday, Sept. 17. T (SpaceX) This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on Friday, Sept. 17. They are, from left, Chris Sembroski, Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX go...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Arizona, Aerospace, Memphis, Atlantic Ocean, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, SpaceX Falcon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


10 things in tech you need to know today

The Inspiration4 crew, who are all civilians. Netflix Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. SpaceX launched its first all-civilian crew into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The Inspiration4 mission was the first involving solely amateur astronauts, comprising a billionaire school dropout; a geoscientist; a p...
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Sam Adams will craft beer using hops sent into Earth's orbit on SpaceX's Inspiration4

Samuel Adams Sam Adams will brewing a beer out of the hops sent into orbit onboard SpaceX's Inspiration4. The company arranged to exclusively obtain the supply after a Twitter callout from SpaceX and Jared Isaacman. Breweries and agricultural scientists have sent ingredients to space before to analyze the effects of microgravity on beer production. See more stories on Insider's business page. Besides a ukulele, some poetry, and NFTs, the all-civilian crew of SpaceX's Inspirati...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Boston, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Samuel Adams, Bordeaux, Jared, Sapporo, University Of Colorado, Anheuser Busch, Kennedy Space Center, St Jude, Sam Adams, Boston Brewery


All Civilian SpaceX Inspiration 4 Was Successfully Launched

Inspiration 4 has successfully launched world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit. It launched from Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Approximately three days after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Florida, Nasa, Innovation, Kennedy Space Center


Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusable first-stage of the Falcon 9 rocket executed two burns in its journey back to Earth, landing vertically on the SpaceX droneship “Just Read the Instructions” around 9-and-a-half minutes after launch. Dragon separated from the second stage at 8:16 EST...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Falcon, Blue Origin, Gulf, Atlantic Ocean


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

Workers stand on the service structure for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. 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. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with four private citizens onboard, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Cape Ca...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Aerospace, Cornell University, Blue Origin


SpaceX launches first all-tourist crew into orbit

Inspiration4 — the first-ever orbital flight crewed entirely by non-astronauts — launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Wednesday. Follow here for live updates.
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SpaceX successfully launches the first all-civilian crew to space

SpaceX has launched the first all-civilian crew to space, with the four crewmates blasting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night.
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, News, Trends, Kennedy Space Center, Inspiration4


SpaceX Launches 4 Amateurs on Private Earth-Circling Trip

.SpaceX’s first private flight has blasted off with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor. It was the first time a rocket streaked toward orbit with an all-amateur crew, with no professional astronauts on board. SpaceX’s recycled rocket soared Wednesday night from the same Kennedy Space Center pad used by the company’s three previous astronaut flights for NASA. But this time, the Dragon capsule aimed for an unusually high orbit, 100 miles higher than the...
Tags: Spacex, Nasa, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX prepares to launch four civilians and a glass dome into space

Musk to demonstrate his is mightier than Bezos or Branson's The first orbital spaceflight crewed completely by civilians, Inspiration4, is due to launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A atop a SpaceX Falcon 9.…
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SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


Explainer: 4 will circle Earth on first SpaceX private flight

By MARCIA DUNN | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — 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 bankrolling the entire trip. He’s taking two sweepstakes winners with him on the three-day, round-the-world trip, along with a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. They’ll ride alone in a fully auto...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Nasa, Marlo Thomas, Soccer, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Air Force


SpaceX's first all-civilian crew say they're taking a ukulele, poetry, and a copy of TIME magazine to space

The Inspiration4 crew left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew are set to take a ukulele, poetry, and NFTs to space on Wednesday. The items will be auctioned off to raise money for a hospital where one of the crew members works. Chris Sembroski, who is taking the ukulele, said the "acoustics are pretty good" on board. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crew of SpaceX's al...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Leon, Kennedy Space Center, Proctor, St Jude s Children s Research Hospital, John Kraus, Tech Insider, Arceneaux


Watch SpaceX launch the first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space live

After months of publicity, an NFT auction, and even a Netflix docu-series, it’s finally here: the four-person crew of Inspiration4 will be heading to space. What makes this launch different from any that came before it? None of the four people onboard are astronauts. The mission marks the first time that an all-civilian crew will fly to space. Let’s meet them: Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire whose fortune comes from the payment processing company Shift4 Payments, which went public ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Florida, Nasa, Earth, Netflix, Lockheed Martin, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, NFT, Crew Dragon, Procter, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
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SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


The 25 best Airbnbs in Florida, from a Harry Potter-themed home in Orlando to beachfront pads in Miami

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb Florida offers a wide range of year-round vacation appeal, from white-sand beaches to lively cities. Florida Airbnbs offer a convenient base that is often cheaper or more spacious than a hotel. We found the best Airbnbs in Florida, from the Panhandle, down the Gulf Coast, and in the Keys. Whether you're looking to escape the winter chill, visit theme parks, or sunbathe on a stretch of white ...
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SpaceX wins $152 million NASA contract to launch a series of weather satellites as part of an environmental mission

The lift-off is scheduled to take place in April 2024. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images NASA has awarded SpaceX a $152 million contract to launch weather satellites into orbit. It comes after United Launch Alliance withdrew its bid, Space News reported. The mission is set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in April 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has picked SpaceX to launch weather satellites as part of the Geostationary Ope...
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SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


The 30 companies engineering students in the US are most excited to work for

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 19, 2020. Joe Skipper/Reuters Universum just published its annual ranking of the most attractive employers in the US. Looking at the results for engineering students, a high share of students named SpaceX as an ideal employer. Here are the 30 employers with the highest s...
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