The First Private Space Crew Is Paying A Ridiculous Amount Of Money To Go To Space
Venturing into space has always been just a dream for many, but it can now become a reality if your wallet is thick enough.
Three men have decided to hop on that opportunity, and will now be a part of the first private space crew taking a trip to the Internation Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX rocket.
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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.
But the entire crew won't be inexperienced in the realm of space, as former NASA Astronaut and Axiom vice president Michael Lopez-Alegria will act as Commander of the Ax-1.
“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 crew will set out on a 2/3 day journey to the ISS, where they will spend eight days participating in research and philanthropic projects.
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.