The Axiom Space Mission  To The ISS

1 Takes Commercial Crew

Friday Morning, The First

All-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is slated to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida

The Four-Person Crew

The four-person crew comprising the Axiom Space Mission 1 (Ax-1) will fly to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Private Citizens Or "Space Tourists"

Have traveled to the ISS before, alongside government-affiliated astronauts. This mission, however, is different

The Entirely Private Crew

Will spend eight days living and working aboard the ISS -- they are far from "tourists"

The Mission Represents

A huge milestone for NASA and its private partners as they seek to build a sustainable space economy.

The Crew Will Be Led

By Commander Michael López-Alegría, who was born in Spain, raised in California, and spent 20 years as a NASA astronaut.

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