Saudis Buy Two Seats From Axiom For ISS Flight

Ax-2 crewmembers
Axiom's Peggy Whitson, a former NASA astronaut and ISS commander, will lead the Ax-2 mission. slated for next spring. Paying customer John Shoffner will serve as pilot.
Credit: Axiom Space
PARIS—Axiom Space plans to train and fly two Saudi astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as next year, the company said on Sept. 21. The agreement marks the third this week for Houston-based Axiom, which in April conducted its first privately financed mission to...
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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