First Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station Takes Next Year

SAN FRANCISCO, – NASA approved the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This agreement was revealed with the release of the mission’s launch date.

The plan, NASA will launch on February 28, 2022. The mission for the travelers was run by the US company Axiom Space. In a statement, NASA said it and its international partners had approved the crew of Axiom Mission 1 for the first private astronaut mission to the ISS through the Multilateral Crew Operations Panel.

Citing the Slash Gear page, Wednesday (12/22/2021), NASA has also confirmed the crew has completed a medical evaluation. The mission, called Axiom Mission 1, will fly four travelers to the ISS.

They include professionally trained former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría, who flew on three Space Shuttle missions and previously stayed on the ISS for one mission.

Editor: Dini Listiyani

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