Houston-based Axiom Space has announced the first-ever commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS). The company has signed a deal with SpaceX to use its Dragon spaceship to transport passengers to the ISS. Should you be interested, tickets are selling for $55 million, TechCrunch reports.
Axiom Space and SpaceX will take three passengers, along with a trained commander, on a 10-day trip. The small crew will be able to experience microgravity and view the Earth from the space station. Before embarking on the journey, the passengers will also go through a two-day training provided by Axiom Space.
“This history-making flight will represent a watershed moment in the march toward universal and routine access to space,” Axiom Space CEO Michael Suffredini told TechCrunch. “This will be just the first of many missions to ISS to be completely crewed and managed by Axiom Space – a first for a commercial entity.”
Axiom Space’s first commercial ISS trip is set to take off in the second half of 2021, with plans to offer it twice a year. Head here for more information on how to join the trip.