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 professionally trained commander alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.
The AX-2 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying Axiom Space Mission 1 commander Peggy Whitson and three passengers. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
The AX-2 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing Axiom Space Mission 1 commander Peggy Whitson and three passengers back to Earth after spending a few days on the International Space Station.