Axiom-1 mission launches to ISS

12. 4. 2022 0 By Space Seeker

On Friday, April 8, 2022, SpaceX launched the first ever private crewed mission to ISS. The booster supporting this mission (B1062) flew for the fifth time and landed successfully on A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship. Crew Dragon Endeavour flew for the third time and docked to the Node-2 zenith port on ISS after a 45 minute delay due to an issue with a video uplink to the ISS. Dragon will stay docked for 8 days out of the planned 10-day flight. 

Ax-1 crew consists of Michael Lopez-Alegria, the commander and a former NASA astronaut, Larry Connor, Canadian Mark Pathy, and Israeli Eytan Stibbe. They will also focus on many of science experiments during their stay at the orbital complex. Axiom Space aims to gain experience during this first step as the company is starting to build a successor to the International Space Station at the end of this decade when its service life will end. The first all-private human spaceflight mission will splashdown off the coast of Florida after 10-day long stay in space.
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