US billionaire announces three more ambitious SpaceX flights

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Washington (AFP) – US billionaire Jared Isaacman, who chartered the first all-civilian orbital spaceflight, announced Monday three more private missions with SpaceX — which will include spacewalking and culminate in the first crewed flight of the next-generation Starship rocket. The first, named Polaris Dawn, will take place no sooner than the fourth quarter of this year, and will be commanded by Isaacman, the founder of payment processing company Shift4. The program represents a new step for the commercial space sector, as Elon Musk’s SpaceX seeks to carry out more ambitious missions that we…

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