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NASA has agreed to let Axiom Space fly the first private astronauts to the International Space Station in a flight that will take place “no earlier than January 2022,” NASA said in a press release on Monday.
The spaceflight will be called Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) and will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the press release said.
Axiom astronauts will then spend eight days in the International Space Station before returning to earth.
“One of our original goals with the Commercial Crew Program, and again with our Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Development Program, is that our providers have customers other than NASA to grow a commercial economy in low-Earth orbit,” Kathy Lueders, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA said in the release
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