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Four amateur astronauts splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, successfully, after three days in space. They are the first all civilian team to ever orbit the Earth. The Inspiration4 crew left on a SpaceX capsule on Wednesday from Florida, and after 19:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Saturday, landed off the state’s coast. Jared Isaacman, 38, chief executive of the e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments Inc, acted as mission “commander” Mr Isaacman was joined by three strangers he had selected – physician assistant and childhood bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, 29; geoscientist and former Nasa astronaut candidate Sian Proctor, 51; and aerospace data engineer and Air Force veteran Chris Sembroski, 42.