Private Ax-1 Astronauts Ready To Launch On SpaceX Rocket Tomorrow

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The first fully privately manned mission to the International Space Station is ready to fly, mission leaders announced today (April 7).

Tomorrow (April 8) a crew of four, led by a former NASA astronaut, will launch on a 10-day mission to the space station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Their mission is Ax-1, the first manned flight for Texas-based aerospace company Axiom Space.

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