NASA and SpaceX launch first all-private crewed mission to ISS

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2022
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NASA and SpaceX launched the first mission with an all-private crew to the International Space Station on Friday, sending a former NASA astronaut and three paying customers aboard a Dragon capsule lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket.

Why it matters: The 10-day mission, called Ax-1, was organized by Houston-based company Axiom Space, which hopes to one day build the world's first commercial space station.

This mission represents a major leap in NASA's bid to create an economy in low-Earth orbit supported by private companies, and it's Axiom's first crewed space mission....

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