First space tourists sign contract to fly to ISS
The international crew will be composed of three private astronauts and the commander, NASA Explorer Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria.
The first tourists to travel to the International Space Station in 2021 on SpaceX's Crew Dragon by billionaire Elon Musk have signed a contract, US firm Axiom Space has reported on its Twitter account.
A multinational crew composed of three private astronauts and @CommanderMLA have now officially signed with Axiom.
In other words: the first private crew to go to orbit in human history – the crew of Ax-1 – has been assembled.
Mission launches NET late 2021. More details soon. pic.twitter.com/9gslvlTD55
– Axiom Space (@Axiom_Space) November 11, 2020
“An international crew of three private astronauts and a commander has signed a contract with Axiom. In other words, the first private train to go into orbit has been formed, ”the organization said in a statement.
Later, the company's management will announce details, but it is already known that the flight will take place no earlier than the end of 2021.
It is assumed that the duration of such a tour will be 10 days: two days of flight and eight days of rest at the station.
Recall that the other day Elon Musk presented the flag of the first colony on Mars.
And before this, the world was surprised by the amazing pictures of the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket of the Musk company against the background of the Sun.