WATCH: SpaceX set to launch all-civilian crew into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NBC) – SpaceX plans to launch the first-ever all-civilian crew into orbit Wednesday.

The company’s Falcon 9 rocket has a five-hour launch window that opens just after 8:00 p.m. EST.

The Inspiration4 crew, all private citizens, will ride into space in the Dragon spacecraft atop the rocket.

It will be the 23rd launch of a Falcon 9 rocket so far this year.

The mission is also part of a fundraising effort to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The four members of the crew are billionaire Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux—who is a cancer survivor and physician’s assistant at St. Jude—Chris Sembroski—a data engineer—and Sian Proctor—a geoscientist and the mission pilot.

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