The two sides have already signed a mission order and hope to launch the vehicle in November 2023 and from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More specific date to the ISS It will be announced later, as it will depend on the timing of other flights and in-orbit activity planning.
Axiom Mission 3 before it is launched, Axiom Mission 2will need to get to the space station first. It is also a crewed mission run by the company and is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2023. As the name suggests, this isn’t the company’s first astronaut mission to the orbiting lab. Axiom Mission 1 was launched in April 2022 and docked at the ISS for 15 days.
NASA selects Axiom Space for third astronaut mission to the ISS
Right now, Ax-3 still in its very early stages. The private space company will have to submit the four proposed crew members and two reserve crews to the agency for review, the mission commander a NASA will become an astronaut (e.g. retired NASA astronaut to Ax-2 Peggy Annette Whitson presided over.). By agreement of the parties, NASA may ask the commander to perform certain missions or scientific experiments while on board. Meanwhile Axiom Space astronauts, NASA they will be able to use cargo and other in-orbit resources for daily use.
NASA for these special launches Axiom Space He also chose the company to develop the moon-walking spacesuit for the Artemis program. The agency unveiled the suit at an event that will be streamed live on NASA’s website today.