"Now, thanks to Axiom and their support from NASA, privately crewed missions will have unprecedented access to the space station, furthering the commercialization of space and helping usher in a new era of human exploration", said SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell.
Apparently, the company signed a contract with Elon Musk's SpaceX to travel additional three non-astronauts in order to make this very first possible fully private human spaceflight to travel across space. "Procuring the transportation marks significant progress toward that goal, and we're glad to be working with SpaceX in this effort", said Michael Suffredini, CEO of Axiom.More news: Italy widens restrictions to curb spread of coronavirus
Khodadad and her team believe that growing crops on board may be especially useful on long-distance space missions such as the upcoming Artemis-III missions, scheduled to land humans on the lunar South pole by 2024, and NASA's first crewed mission to Mars, planned for the late 2020s.
The Bartolomeo office, made by ESA (European Space Agency) and Airbus, appends to the outside of the European Columbus Module. Boeing struck a similar deal valued at $4.2 billion to develop its Starliner spacecraft. The investigation induces stem cells to generate heart precursor cells and cultures those cells on the space station to analyze and compare with cultures grown on Earth. The first-generation variant of the Dragon spacecraft first flew in 2010 with a test flight in low Earth orbit.
NASA has said from the beginning that, even though it paid for development of the spacecraft, Boeing and SpaceX will still own and operate their vehicles and will be allowed to use them for other types of missions, including space tourism. The shoe company announced a partnership with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory in November of a year ago. Northrop Grumman is NASA's other commercial shipper.More news: Joshua: If Fury Wants The Fight To Happen - He'll Make it Happen
SpaceX will be using its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft for this trip. This is the same company that sent 12 bottles of red wine to the space station last November for a year of high-altitude aging.
Axiom has been discussing the possibility of aviation aircraft with NASA for several years.
And, in 2017, SpaceX talked about sending tourists on a flight around the moon aboard a Crew Dragon capsule.More news: Altior's run in Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in doubt
The company's technical innovations around manufacturing and reusing rocket components revolutionized the space industry and created an environment where entrepreneurs believed in the possibility of competing with industry giants like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. They'll offer brief flights to about 60 miles over the Earth's surface for scenic views and a few minutes of weightlessness.