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

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket and SpaceX Falcon 9 gear up for their landmark missions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image credit: NASA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — SpaceX will launch a former NASA astronaut and three paying customers on a trip to the International Space Station. That mission, called Ax-1, kicks off today (April 8)!

Today’s launch, which comes a few days later than expected after a delay from NASA’s Artemis 1 “wet dress rehearsal,” will mark the start of the first manned mission hosted by the Texas-based company. Axiom Space† Ax-1 will be launched on a 10-day mission to the space station commanded by former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría. The mission will also fly paying passengers Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe.

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