CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Axiom Space, with the help of SpaceX, will make history Friday with the launch of Ax-1, the first all-private mission to the International Space Station.
And News 6 and ClickOrlando.com will cover the launch from every angle with as many as 12 livestreams available at ClickOrlando.com/spaceview ahead of, during and after the 11:17 a.m. launch from Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will send the Ax-1 crew aboard a Crew Dragon capsule on a 10-day trip, eight of them aboard the space station.
The Ax-1 crew consists of former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe, all of whom paid for the ride to space.
ClickOrlando.com’s Choose Your View coverage consists of live reports from News 6 reporters Erik von Ancken and James Sparvero, who will be at KSC for the launch, News 6 Insider guide Crystal Moyer at Space View Park, News 6 reporter Amanda Castro at Jetty Park and News 6 reporter Molly Reed at the Cocoa Beach Pier. In addition, the page offers livestreams from Axiom Space and SpaceX, along with web cams at Port Canaveral, Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Enjoy the view(s)!
By the way, the historic Ax-1 launch comes as NASA prepares to test the world’s most powerful rocket, SLS, parked at pad 39-B while SpaceX’s Falcon 9 stands right next to it on 39-A. The SLS rocket is preparing for its first flight as part of the Artemis missions.
It’s the first time in more than a decade that rockets have been hoisted side-by-side on launch pads at the space center.