Axiom Mission 2: Spacex Deploys Four Private Astronauts Towards The International Space Station

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

Axiom Space's Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) was launched by a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, May 21 at 5:37 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station.

Ax-2 was the second private human mission undertaken by Axiom Space. On May 21, it was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Ax-2 will participate in almost twenty different scientific investigations while it is docked at the International Space Station. It is scheduled to return to Earth on May 30. Four private astronauts were sent into orbit as part of the Axiom trip 2 (Ax-2) mission, which was the second private astronaut travel to the ISS. Dragon was propelled into space by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

It is reasonable to expect Axiom, SpaceX, and Mission 2 to be satisfied with the launch. The administrator of NASA, Bill Nelson, has stated that the Ax-2 astronauts would participate in more than 20 scientific projects while they are stationed aboard the ISS. These investigations will educate us on a variety of topics, including low-gravity weather, space radiation, and more. This project exemplifies NASA's commitment to assisting our commercial partners in the development of ground-breaking space technology and in the expansion of the commercial space sector. On May 22, the docking of the SpaceX Dragon, the opening of the hatch, and the crew greeting will be streamed on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the website of the agency. The SpaceX Dragon is scheduled to automatically land at the spaceport aboard the Harmony on Monday between the hours of 9:16 and 11:13 am.

The crew of the Ax-2 will be greeted by the Expedition 69 crew, which consists of astronauts from NASA (Frank Rubio, Stephen Bowen, and Woody Hoburg), a pilot from the United Arab Emirates (Sultan Alneyadi), and cosmonauts from Roscosmos (Dmitri Petelin, Sergey Prokopyev, and Andrey Fedyaev). On May 30th, astronauts from Axiom Space will depart. If the weather cooperates, they will land off the coast of Florida.