Companies Laying Groundwork For Civilian Astronaut Corps

Larry Connor
Axiom Space customer Larry Connor, one of four members of the Ax-1 crew, aboard the International Space Station’s cupola during his April 8-25 spaceflight.
Credit: Michael Lopez-Alegria/Axiom Space
From the beginning, the crew of the privately funded Axiom-1 program focused their mission on science. Their days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) turned out to be so overfilled with experiments and research projects that the mission, known as Ax-1, put a strain on the resident ISS crew...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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