SpaceX Launches Private Ax-1 Astronaut Mission Today: Watch Live

NASA’s Space Launch System lunar rocket and SpaceX’s Falcon 9 prepare for their historic missions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image credit: NASA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will send a former NASA astronaut and three paying customers on a trip to the International Space Station. This mission called Ax-1 takes off today (April 8th)!

Today’s launch, which comes a few days later than expected after a delay in NASA’s Artemis 1 “wet dress rehearsal,” will launch the first manned mission organized by a Texas-based company axiom space. Ax-1 will embark on a 10-day mission to the space station, commanded by former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría. The mission will also fly fare-paying passengers Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe.

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