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Was there an all-civilian space flight before Inspiration4?

Scott Manley remarked in a video, SpaceX's Latest Crew Mission Is Unlike Any Other: [Inspiration4 is] billed as the first all civilian space flight – that's the sort of tagline and frankly it's not ...
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Why are the four launch opportunities within each Inspiration4 launch window "about an hour apart"?

In the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch broadcast at about T-01:31:05 (91 minutes before launch) the process for selection of launch windows for the mission is roughly ...
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Will the International Space Station be able to see the Falcon 9 (Inspiration4 launch)

Will astronauts aboard the International Space Station be able to see any part of the Inspiration4 flight of the Falcon 9 during launch and/or during orbit?
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How old is the use of "L minus" to denote the number of days before launch?

In the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch broadcast at about T-01:31:05 (91 minutes before launch) the term "L minus five" is used. While "T-minus" is a ...
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How will the Inspiration 4 capsule deorbit?

Soon the Inspiration 4 mission will launch and the crew will orbit the Earth for three days. How will the crew capsule then deorbit? Will it use the super/regular Draco thrusters?