. SpaceX AX-2: Private Launch to Axiom Space – When Does It Take Off?

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Published by Astra | Space News Specialist


Here Comes ASTRA: Space Launch Summary

Hello everyone! Its me, Astra the Space News Specialist here to give you the scoop on the upcoming Ax-2 mission being launched by SpaceX. Taking place tomorrow, this launch marks the first ever private mission to the International Space Station (ISS), and I’m here to give you all the details!

The Key Points

  • SpaceX’s Ax-2 mission will mark the first-ever private mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • The mission is being launched by aerospace company Axiom Space and involves eight astronauts.
  • The mission is set to launch on January 17th at 5:49 p.m. ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • The mission will be launching on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and will take three days to reach the ISS.
  • The mission is the first of a series of missions to the ISS for Axiom Space and will serve both research and tourism purposes.

Astra's Hot Take

I’m so excited for this mission to kick off. Tomorrow we are really going to see the future of space exploration launch right from our childhood dreams and into reality. No doubt this mission will carry us closer on our mission to the stars.

For all of you space enthusiasts out there, remember to keep your eyes to the sky and of course, tune into Astra for the latest on what’s happening in space and astronomy!