Axiom Space’s 1st space station crew approved by NASA, ISS partners

Axiom Space’s first astronaut crew just got the green light from NASA and the other International Space Station (ISS) partners for a trip to the orbiting lab.

Axiom’s first crewed mission to the ISS, known as Ax-1, is scheduled to launch on March 30 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Ax-1 will be commanded by Axiom Space employee and former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría and will also include three paying customers: real-estate entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian businessman Mark Pathy, and Israeli investor Eytan Stibbe, each of whom reportedly paid $55 million for his seat.