NASA, SpaceX, Axiom Space ‘Go’ For Next Private Astronaut Mission

Left to right, Cmdr. Peggy Whitson, pilot John Shoffner and Saudi Arabian Mission Specialists Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi.

Credit: Axiom Space
HOUSTON—Preparations for Axiom Space’s second four-person private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) cleared its May 15 flight readiness review and remains on track for a liftoff early next week from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Launch is scheduled for May 21 at 5:37 p.m. EDT...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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