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Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1)

Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1):

Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) is a crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that is operated by the Axiom Space.

  • This mission was launched on 8th April 2022 from Kennedy Space Center.
  • It is a private crew mission.
  • The crew consists of Michael López-Alegría who is a professionally trained astronaut who has been hired by Axiom Space and businessmen Larry Connor from the United States, Eytan Stibbe from Israel, and Mark Pathy from Canada.
  • The businessmen paid USD 55 million each for this trip.

About Axiom Space

  • In 2016 Axiom Space was founded with the objective of creating the first commercial space station. In 2020, Axiom was given access to the ISS’s forward port to which Axiom has plans to dock its “Axiom Orbital Segment.”
  • It is a complex that after 2024 will be grown into having five pressurized modules having a large observation window.
  • Axiom also has plans to charter paid missions to the ISS for wealthy individuals of the planet.