Axiom Space announced today its plans for the first fully private human spaceflight mission to the International Space Station. The company has signed a contract with SpaceX for a Crew Dragon flight which will transport a commander professionally trained by Axiom alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. It’s set to launch as soon as the second half of 2021, and will allow the crew to live aboard the ISS to experience at least eight days of microgravity. Read more for a video and additional information.
This will be the first of Axiom’s proposed “precursor missions” to the ISS envisioned under its Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA. Axiom also plans to offer professional as well as private astronaut flights to ISS at a rate of up to two per year to align with flight opportunities as they are made available by NASA, while simultaneously constructing its own privately funded space station.
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This history-making flight will represent a watershed moment in the march toward universal and routine access to space. This will be just the first of many missions to ISS to be completely crewed and managed by Axiom Space — a first for a commercial entity. Procuring the transportation marks significant progress toward that goal, and we’re glad to be working with SpaceX in this effort,” said Axiom CEO Michael Suffredini.