The Crew Dragon spaceship took off at 12:02 a.m. GMT from the NASA launch complex in Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission will take three days thereafter Crew Dragon will have to land on one of the pad nearby the Florida coast.
The first-stage booster was split off in two and a half minutes after the launch, the second one in 9 minutes whereupon Crew Dragon entered orbit and climbed to 355 miles (572 km) above the Earth, which is higher than International Space Station (ISS).
The space mission was paid for by the founder of the Shift4 Payments company Jared Isaacman. He also will command the mission. Apart from him, the spacecraft was set to bring to orbit - Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski, and Dr. Sian Proctor.