NASA delays SpaceX Ax-1 private mission launch to April 8

Date: 05.04.2022

The launch of SpaceX's first private mission to the International Space Station has been delayed by two days and will no longer take place until Friday (April 8), SpaceX and Axiom Space announced late Sunday.

As part of the Ax-1 mission, four civilians, including former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, will travel to the International Space Station for 10 days.

Launch was scheduled to take place on Wednesday (April 6) from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Ax-1 mission is now scheduled to launch on Friday at 15:17 GMT. If all goes according to plan, SpaceX's crewed Crew Dragon capsule will reach the space station on Saturday (April 9) at 11:30 a.m. GMT, Axiom Space said in a statement.

You can watch the flight live through the website of the Uzbekcosmos agency. We will inform you about the details later.

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