Former NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to Command Axiom Space’s Second Private Mission, Along With Aviator John Shoffner

By  //  January 22, 2023

Axiom Space Ax-2 Commander Peggy Whitson and Pilot John Shoffner.

(NASA) – NASA and its international partners have approved the crew for Axiom Space’s second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2).

Axiom Space’s Director of Human Spaceflight and former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will command the privately funded mission. Aviator John Shoffner of Knoxville, Tennessee, will serve as pilot.

The two mission specialists will be announced later.