A Pioneering Astronaut
Mission is on its way to the International Space Station.
None of Ax-1's...
Four crewmembers are government spaceflyers. It's the first-ever fully private crewed mission to launch to the orbiting lab.
"Together, A New Chapter Begins,"
Axiom Space's Jon Rackham said during a webcast of the launch today. "Godspeed, Ax-1"
With The Picture-Perfect Liftoff
The crew officially began a 10-day journey that will include eight days aboard the International Space Station.
Ax-1's SpaceX Dragon Capsule
Is set to dock with the orbiting lab around 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 GMT) tomorrow (April 9).
Ax-1 Is Commanded
By retired NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría, who is now vice president of business development for Axiom.