Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.
This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a commander professionally trained by Axiom alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.
Launch Crew Count 4
Landing Time 2022-04-25T17:06:00+0000
Date Of Birth 1958-05-30
Date Of Birth 1950-01-07
Date Of Birth 1958-01-12
Date Of Birth 1970-01-01
Height 70.00 Meters
Max Stages 2
Mass To GTO 8300 kg
Liftoff Thrust 7607 kN
Diameter 3.65 Meters
Mass To LEO 22800 kg
Liftoff Mass 549 Tonnes
Launch Success 158
Consecutive Success 158
Maiden Flight 2018-05-11
Launch Failures 0
Flight Proven Yes
Landing Attempt Yes
Landing Success Yes
Axiom Space will host a virtual press conference at 11 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 28, to preview the launch of Ax-1, the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA will host a media teleconference Friday, March 25, following the agency’s flight readiness review for the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Axiom Space are holding a press conference with the Ax-1 crew.
The AX-1 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying Axiom Space Mission 1 commander Michael López-Alegría and passengers Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy.
The AX-1 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying Axiom Space Mission 1 commander Michael López-Alegría and passengers Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
The AX-1 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing Axiom Space Mission 1 commander Michael López-Alegría and passengers Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy back to Earth after spending a few days on the International Space Station.
Axiom Space leadership and the Ax-1 astronauts will discuss mission highlights, including a recap of the robust research activities, training, and what the crew learned during their time in space. The event will then open to questions from the press and social media.