ISS: SpaceX organizes a first flight with individuals

The first private flight to the International Space Station (ISS) took place this Friday, April 8, 2022. The aircraft took off from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida with three businessmen and a former astronaut on board. of the US Space Agency. According to the information reported by on this trip, the aircraft must be at its destination around 12:30 p.m. French time. Before starting work, crew members will be given a guided tour of the International Space Station upon arrival.

We note that such a trip is the first organized by a private company. Axiom Space

who is at the helm organized with the support of SpaceX and NASA. Apart from the flight commander, who is a former NASA employee, the other members of the crossing had to pay several tens of millions of dollars each to be on board.

Space tourists?

The participants in this space trip let the media know earlier that they are not space tourists. “I think it is important to differentiate space tourists from private astronauts”, indicates at first, Larry Connor. For him, space tourists “spend 10 to 15 hours training, five to 10 minutes in space. (…) We spent between 750 and more than 1,000 hours training. »

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