Elon Musk's SpaceX to Send Four Civilians to Space Wednesday

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SpaceX is sending four private citizens to space on Wednesday. The company's CEO Elon Musk has been heavily promoting the three-day mission on Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report . 

The spacecraft is scheduled to launch around 8 p.m. (EST). The flight will have Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, Hayley Arceneaux, a physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Chris Sembroski, an Air Force veteran, and Dr. Sian Proctor, a geoscientist.

The race to space tourism is in full swing this year, with two other companies--Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic  (SPCE) - Get Virgin Galactic Report--launching their own flights.

On July 11, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic made a space trip on its SpaceShipTwo. However, this month, the FAA grounded Virgin Galactic spacecraft investigating a mishap that occurred on that day.

Related: FAA Grounds Virgin Galactic Pending an Investigation into July Flight

Later, on July 20, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin also made a quick space flight.

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