SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the private commercial program Axiom.
The ship was commanded by former NASA astronaut and the first female ISS commander, Peggy Whitson, piloted by entrepreneur John Schoffner, and crew members were Saudi Arabian astronauts Ryan Barnavi and Ali al-Karni. At 16:24 Moscow time, the ship is expected to dock with the ISS.
Tourists will spend 8 days at the station, where they will help the ISS staff in their work on more than 20 experiments and scientific projects.
This is already the second commercial flight to the ISS under the program of the American company Axiom. The first was held in April 2022, and the third is planned to be launched at the end of 2023. The flight cost for each member of the first mission was estimated to be $55 million. [SpaceX]
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