Venturing into space has always been just a dream for many, but it can now become a reality if your wallet is thick enough.
Amount paid by each passenger.
The crew for the mission, dubbed Ax-1, is made up of four men, three of whom have no experience as astronauts, including American real estate and tech entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian financier Mark Pathy, and Israeli businessman Eytan Stibbe.
“I know from firsthand experience that what humans encounter in space is profound and propels them to make more meaningful contributions on returning to Earth," said Lopez-Alegria, "the members of this crew have accomplished the sorts of things in life that equip them to accept that responsibility, act on that revelation, and make a truly global impact."
The mission has no set date yet, but the company has a goal of launching no earlier than January 2022.
The opportunity to take a private space flight comes from Axiom Space, a company that has a goal of creating more opportunities for commercial space flight by building and operating the world's first private free-flying space station.