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Axiom Space Announces Private Astronaut Expeditions

13 Jun 2018, 16:13 UTC
Axiom Space Announces Private Astronaut Expeditions
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Axiom commercial space station design. (Credit: Axiom Space)
Axiom Space makes personal access to space broadly available. The company outlined its plans to support human spaceflight and to improve the quality of life on Earth.
HOUSTON, June 13, 2018 (Axiom Space PR) — Axiom Space is offering expeditions to space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and ultimately the Axiom commercial space station complex. Ten-day missions are priced at $55 million with the first launch occurring in 2020.
The price includes transportation to and from the ISS, everything necessary to live and enjoy the experience while on orbit, and a 15-week, transformational training experience. Training is to current spaceflight standards and will be conducted side-by-side with national astronauts.
Axiom’s aim is for some of the most influential people on the planet to participate in science, industry and the arts on-orbit, while experiencing the ‘overview effect’ of seeing our fragile planet and all of humanity as a single unit. These pioneering influencers and their related philanthropic entities will benefit from this perspective-altering, holistic view of Earth and its inhabitants and make world-changing choices that will benefit us all.
Michael Suffredini, CEO and President of Axiom Space said, “It is an honor ...

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