The world’s first private space station crew was introduced on Tuesday. The three people in this crew are paying $ 5.5 million (per person) to fly with SpaceX rockets. They will be headed by former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Algeria who is currently working with the Axiom Space company based in Houston. The same company has organized the yatra which will go in January next year.
Former NASA space station program manager and Axiom president Mike Suffredini said, “This will be the first private flight to an international special station.” This has never been done before. Commander of the mission Michael said, “All three are normal people who want to go into space, and we are providing this opportunity to them.” ‘This first private team will spend eight days at the space station. They will fly from SpaceX’s Dragon capsule.
Axiom’s first clients include Larry Connor of Ohio, Mark Paithy of Canada and Aidan Stibbe of Israel. Larry, a native of Dayton in Ohio, is a real-state and tech entrepreneur. Mark Pathey is the financier. Eton Stibbe is a close friend of Israel’s first astronaut Elan Ramon, who died in the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle accident. The three men will travel from SpaceX’s rocket led by Michael Lopez and make history.
Sufredini said, ‘They are all interested in this and are doing this work for the betterment of their countries and communities. So we are very happy and excited about this first private space journey. He said that these three people are excited to do scientific research in Orbit. Will get a chance. All three must pass a medical test and undergo 15 weeks of training. Axiom plans to conduct two private campaigns in a year.