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The launch of the first private commercial crew to the space station will slip on Friday

Mission sponsors announced on Sunday that the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule, which will carry the first civilian crew on a civilian non-government flight to the International Space Station, will be delayed from Wednesday to at least Friday. The reason for the slip is not given.

Houston-based Axiom Space is scheduled to launch from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center by 11:17 am on Friday, April 8 and to the space station around 7:30 am on Saturday. He said he would set up docking.

Mission Commander Michael Lopez Alegria, Vice President Axiom, Former NASA Astronaut, Three Wealthy Investors / Entrepreneurs (Larry Connor, Mark Pathy Canada, Former F-16 Fighter Ace Eitan Stive in Israel ) Will spend about 9 days in a lab conducting privately funded research before undocking and returning to Earth.

This flight is the first “private astronaut mission” to a NASA-approved space station as NASA seeks to increase commercial investment in low-earth orbit research and development.

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Training AX-1 crew (from left to right): Larry Connor, commander Michael Lopez Alegria, Mark Pathy, Eytan Stibbe.

Axiom Space / SpaceX


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