Axiom Extends Deal With SpaceX for Three Additional Private Missions to ISS Written 3 June 2021


A SpaceX Dragon resupply mission approaches the space station. | Credit: NASA

CNET News reports that on Wednesday, Axiom Space announced that it has reached a deal with SpaceX to send private astronauts to the International Space Station through 2023. Axiom and SpaceX “already had a deal in place for a Dragon spacecraft flight with three private citizens and former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría in early 2022. The new agreement expands the scope to a total of four flights.” SpaceX said Wednesday, “All four crews will receive combined commercial astronaut training from NASA and SpaceX, with SpaceX providing training on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft, emergency preparedness training, spacesuit and spacecraft ingress and egress exercises, as well as partial and full simulations.”
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