The first space tourism mission is here. Three private astronauts will blast off for the International Space Station on Friday, April 8

Space tourism is here, Nasa is set to launch its first-ever space tourism mission to the international space station tomorrow is friday the 8thand From April. The mission will lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:17 a.m. EDT (8:47 p.m. IST). The mission was originally scheduled for April 6andbut due to technical problems with the wet testing phase of Artemis-I, the mission had to be postponed.

In a first, the Axion Mission AX-1 to the ISS will have an all-private crew aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon, including three paying customers who will spend 10 days in space including 8 days aboard the ISS.

The Axiom Ax-1 will be commanded by former NASA astronaut Michael Lpez, who will be joined by three paying customers, real estate entrepreneur Larry Connor, CEO of Canadian investment Mark Pathy, and Israeli investor Eytan Stibbe.
The Axiom Ax-1 will be commanded by former NASA astronaut Michael López, who will be joined by three paying customers: real estate entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian investment CEO Mark Pathy and Israeli investor Eytan Stibbe.

the Axiom Ax-1 will be commanded by Michael López who is a former NASA astronaut, who will be joined by three paying customers: real estate entrepreneur Larry ConnorCanadian Investment CEO Marc Pathyand Israeli investor Eytan Stibbeeach of whom reportedly paid $55 million to participate in this mission.

During their 10-day mission, the crew will spend eight days on the International Space Station conducting scientific research, outreach and business activities. “Ax-1 is the first of several Axiom missions proposed to the orbiting laboratory and an important step towards Axiom’s goal of building a private space station, Axiom Station, in low Earth orbit that can serve as a global academic and commercial hub. “, Axiom Space said in a statement.

Pre-launch activities, launch and docking coverage will be streamed live on axiomspace.com starting April 8 at 7:55 a.m. EDT (5:25 p.m. IST)

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