International Space Station: First all-private astronaut crew readies for launch

International Space Station: First all-private astronaut crew readies for launch

Issued on: 05/04/2022 – 19:28

For the first time in its more than 20 years of operation the International Space Station (ISS) is getting ready to welcome its first-ever all-private astronaut team. A four-man crew assembled by Houston-based start-up Axiom are set to blast off for the ISS on Friday in what the company and NASA have hailed as a major milestone in the growing commercialisation of spaceflight.

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