New York Post

Houston, we have a postcard!

- Will Feuer

SpaceX on Thursday shared this image of the breathtaki­ng view that the four civilian passengers aboard the Crew Dragon capsule will get to enjoy over the next three days as they orbit around the Earth.

The 14-second clip from the cupola of the capsule shows a sweeping view of the planet.

Dubbed Inspiratio­n4, the mission launched just after 8 p.m. Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During their live-streamed ascent, some of the crew gave a thumbs-up and pumped their fists in the air in celebratio­n of the successful liftoff.

The four private citizens — two men and two women — will spend three days circling the globe at an altitude of 335 miles — about 75 miles higher than the Internatio­nal Space Station and on a level with the Hubble Space Telescope.

The amateur astronauts — Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Dr. Sian Proctor — have been training for months since the flight crew was announced in March.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule is much higher and will spend substantia­lly more time in space than that of its rivals, Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin or Sir Richard Branson-owned Virgin Galactic.

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