All-civilian flight to orbit blazes new trail for charity with this week’s SpaceX launch

An all-civilian, non-astronaut crew,┬áincluding a childhood cancer survivor, is ready for blastoff this week on a history-making SpaceX flight. Launch is scheduled for Wednesday evening for the first fully commercial, non-government flight to orbit, a charity-driven mission proponents say will open the door for “everyday people” to fly in space.