Private Space Stations Prepare For LEO Operations

pressurized module

Thales Alenia Space is building the first two pressurized modules for the Axiom Space Station.

Credit: Axiom Space
More than 50 years ago, the world’s first space station reached low Earth orbit. Salyut 1 set the stage for a series of outposts culminating in the International Space Station, a project of 15 nations—and a growing cadre of companies selling research, manufacturing, educational, tourism...
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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