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Space News Special Report: Axiom Space Launches Latest Missions
Let’s blast off! On Saturday, April 17th, Axiom Space launched a series of historical space missions from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, which marked the start of a new era of human space exploration. The launch featured two Axiom Piloted Missions (AX1 and AX2) and one Axiom Mission Module (AXM).
AX1 and AX2: Axiom’s Piloted Missions
- AX1 is a 10-day mission with NASA astronauts Michael López-Alegría and Kristen Facciol as pilots. They will become the first astronauts to fly an all-commercial mission.
- AX2 is an 8-day mission with four private astronauts sponsored by Axiom’s Founders Series. They will be the first private astronauts to undertake a commercially-sponsored space flight.
AXM: Axiom’s Mission Module
- AXM will be the first of four to be taken into space and installed at the International Space Station (ISS). It will provide a long-term base of operations for Axiom personnel and other customers to conduct experiments.
- It will also be used to test the component for the first Axiom Space Station, which is scheduled to be launched in 2024.
Axiom Space is ensuring the future of human space exploration by launching these unprecedented missions. Scheduled for completion in late April, this “new era” of exploration has Axiom on track to make history in the world of space!
Astra's Hot Take
There isn't a better way to lead space exploration into the future than with the cutting-edge technology and ambitious goals of Axiom Space. This launch proves that commercial space travel is here to stay, and that humanity, not only astronauts, will be able to experience the wonders of microgravity and the stunning view of our planet from outer space.