🔓Ask an astronaut: Axiom Space, SpaceX set for 1st all-private astronaut mission

Ax-1 pathfinder mission to launch April 6

Ax-1 crew members (left to right) Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, Michael López-Alegría and Eytan Stibbe, pictured in Houston. (Axiom Space)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Axiom Space and SpaceX have targeted April 6 as the official launch date for the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.

Axiom Mission 1, or Ax-1, is now scheduled to go up from Launch Complex 49A at Kennedy Space Center no earlier than April 6 at 12:05 p.m. EST, according to Axiom’s website.

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The Axiom Space astronauts who will embark on this mission are Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe.

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