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Axiom Space Mission 1

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Michael López-Alegría

Michael López-Alegría

Status: Active
5/30/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 10/20/1995
Last Flight: 4/8/2022

Michael López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is known for having performed ten spacewalks so far in his career, presently holding the second longest all-time EVA duration record and having the third longest spaceflight of any American at the length of 215 days; this time was spent on board the ISS from September 18, 2006 to April 21, 2007.

Larry Connor

Larry Connor

Status: Active
1/7/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 4/8/2022
Last Flight: 4/8/2022

Larry Connor is an American real estate and technology entrepreneur.

Mark Pathy

Mark Pathy

Status: Active
1/1/1970 -
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Private
First Flight: 4/8/2022
Last Flight: 4/8/2022

Mark Pathy is the CEO and chairman of Mavrik, a privately-owned investment and financing company, and is the chairman of the board of the Stingray Group, a music, media and technology company, both based in Montreal. He is scheduled to fly on Axiom's first crewed mission to the International Space Station.

[Date of birth unknown]

Eytan Stibbe

Eytan Stibbe

Status: Active
1/12/1958 -
Nationality: Israeli
Type: Private
First Flight: 4/8/2022
Last Flight: 4/8/2022

Eytan Meir Stibbe is an Israeli former fighter pilot, fighter ace, businessman and future private astronaut. As of November 2020, he has signed a contract with Axiom Space to fly a ten day mission to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX Axiom Space-1, the first ever private crewed orbital spaceflight.

Mission

Axiom Space Mission 1

Type: Tourism
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

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.

Trajectory

View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io

Mission patch for Axiom Space Mission 1

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

207 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 70 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 549 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 121 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 121 launches. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Landing

B1062 has landed on ASDS ASOG after its 5th flight.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Space tourism is the new normal ,don’t forget to send a post card folks.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
10 months ago

Yay for Space tourism.I do hope that I will go someday.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
10 months ago

See you on board Aaron.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
8 months ago

Let’s light this Candle for Axiom Space.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
8 months ago

Spot on Aaron from the gang down under.

Charles
Charles
6 months ago

If I go into space, I want to go somewhere, say MARS! I have faith we will get there, Elon said so!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Charles
6 months ago

Spot on Charles, as the old saying goes “destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.” It’s Elon’s choice to go to Mars similar to the late great President John F. Kennedy who said back in the early 1960’s to Congress, “we choose to go… Read more »

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
6 months ago

Elon Musk is the best provider of future air and space museum relics at the moment

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
6 months ago

All of the spacecraft used in the upcoming manned flights mentioned on this space launch site will be sitting in Aviation and Space Museums and so will the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and Artemis 1 Spacecraft.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
6 months ago

History in the making here Aaron right in front of our eyes, enjoy.

Randy
Randy
5 months ago

Does anyone know the launch trajectory for Axiom-1 launch? It lets me know if I will be able to see it from Saint Petersburg

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Randy
5 months ago

Click on the link under the mission section to get trajectory information.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
5 months ago

Fantastic launch folks and great coverage of this historic event .
One for the history books SpaceX & NASA.