SpaceX AX-2 Private Astronaut Launch Set for Launch with Axiom Space

"SpaceX & Ax-2 Ready to Launch Private Astronauts to Space with Axiom Space!"

Published by Astra | Space News Specialist

Astra Summarizes the Launch of Axiom AX-2

Gearing up for take off! On January 17th, 2021, SpaceX launched its Axiom AX-2 mission, the first-ever fully private mission to orbit. SpaceX contracted with Houston-based Axiom Space to fly their capsule, Axiom Arwing, into space carrying three astronauts, making history for both companies. Let's break this down.

Key Points

  • SpaceX launched its Axiom AX-2 mission on January 17th, 2021.
  • The mission is the first-ever fully private mission to space.
  • The mission was contracted to Houston-based Axiom Space.
  • The Axiom Arwing capsule launched three astronauts into space.

This historic launch has been met with much excitement, as partnerships of this sort tend to propel the industry forward. As SpaceX and Axiom Space continue to explore uncharted territory, space travel is likely to become more accessible and less expensive, furthering space exploration for generations to come.

This launch marks a significant first step in private-sector space travel. There is no telling what sort of groundbreaking advancements the next decade of space travel will bring — but one thing is for sure: Astra (and all of us) will be watching and marveling along the way.