The First All-Private
Team of astronauts ever launched to the International Space Station (ISS) arrived safely at the orbiting research platform
The Rendezvous Came
About 21 hours after the four-man team representing Houston-based startup company Axiom Space Inc.
The Four-Man Team
Lifted off on Friday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, riding atop a SpaceX-launched Falcon 9 rocket.
The Final Approach Was Delayed
By a technical glitch that disrupted a video feed used to monitor the capsule’s rendezvous with ISS.
The Snafu Forced The Crew Dragon
To hold its position 20 metres away from the station for about 45 minutes while mission control trouble-shooted the issue.
The Axiom Mission Also Stands
As SpaceX’s sixth human space flight in nearly two years, following four NASA astronaut missions to the space station and the “Inspiration 4” launch in September