Ax-1's SpaceX Dragon Capsule
Named Endeavour, undocked from the orbiting lab today (April 24) at 9:10 p.m.
Ax-1 Commander Michael López
"Thanks once again for all the support through this amazing adventure that we've had,"
Bad Weather Pushed Things Back
Ax-1 was originally supposed to undock on Tuesday morning (April 19) and arrive on Earth early April 20
Endeavour & The Ax-1 Crew Launched
Atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 8 and arrived at the orbiting lab on April 9, becoming the first-ever all-private crewed mission to visit the station.
The Mission Was Organized By
Houston company Axiom Space and is led by López-Alegría, a former NASA astronaut who now serves as Axiom's vice president of business development.
Ax-1 Is Not Just For Axiom Space
The company has booked several other missions to the orbiting lab with SpaceX, and it also plans to start operating its own private space station
Though Ax-1 Is The
first all-private crewed mission to the ISS, it's not the first such effort to reach Earth orbit