SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Set for Friday at Kennedy Space Center, Features Four Crew Members
By Space Coast Daily // April 4, 2022
Liftoff is scheduled for 11:17 a.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – NASA and Axiom Space will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Liftoff is scheduled for 11:17 a.m. EDT Friday, April 8, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The crew will travel to the orbiting outpost aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft after launching on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket.
The Ax-1 crew members are Commander Michael López-Alegría of Spain and the United States, Pilot Larry Connor of the United States, Mission Specialist Eytan Stibbe of Israel, and Mission Specialist Mark Pathy of Canada.
During the 10-day mission, the crew will spend eight days on the International Space Station, conducting scientific research, outreach, and commercial activities.