Axiom Space’s Private Astronaut Mission Edges Closer to Liftoff Written 17 May 2023


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lifts off with the first private crew from Launch Complex 39A Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. | Credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA via Associated Press–©

Aviation Week reports that preparations for Axiom Space’s “second four-person private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) cleared its May 15 flight readiness review and remains on track for a liftoff early next week from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.” The launch is currently scheduled for Sunday evening at 5:37 p.m. EST.
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