A first group of four private astronauts safely arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on April 9 to begin a week-long science mission.
The aforementioned group of astronauts, selected by Axiom Space (Texas, USA), arrived at the ISS about 21 hours after the Crew spacecraft. Dragon was launched by a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center of the United States Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Florida at 11:17 a.m. on April 8 (local time).
|The Falcon 9 rocket brought the Crew Dragon spacecraft and 4 astronauts to the ISS on April 8|
Crew Dragon spacecraft connected to ISS at about 8:30 a.m. on April 9 (US time, or 7:30 a.m. Vietnam time), when both aircraft were at an altitude of about 420 km.
The scene of Axiom astronauts entering the International Space Station (ISS) and members on the ISS welcoming
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The aforementioned group of 4 includes former astronauts NASA led by Michael Lopez-Alegria. The remaining group of 3 astronauts bought tickets up to 55 million USD/person, including Canadian investor Mark Pathy, the investor. real estate investment American Larry Connor and former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe.
Besides taking care of the launch pad, NASA is also responsible for the astronauts when they stay on the ISS for 8 days for scientific and biomedical research. They will be on the ISS with 7 permanent members including 3 American astronauts, 3 Russian cosmonauts and a German cosmonaut.
The above mission is the cooperation between Axiom, SpaceX and NASA, and is seen as the next step of commercial space ventures in the low-Earth orbit economy.
|A group of Russian cosmonauts to the ISS space station|