Historic launch of the first private mission to the ISS
The Axiom (Ax-1) mission is scheduled to launch April 6-19 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Nasa recently announced. The Ax-1 is posed for a first in space as the mission is about to launch the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS), according to Axiom.
The Ax-1 mission includes an international crew of astronauts from around the world, including Commander Michael López-Alegría, Pilot Larry Connor, and Mission Specialists Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy. The crew will travel to the space station on the SpaceX Dragon Endeavor spacecraft after launching on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, NASA said.