Undocking of Axiom-1 first all-private manned mission to ISS postponed

Washington, April 20 ( /Sputnik) The undocking of the Axiom-1 first all-private manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed, the Axiom Space company said in a statement. “Due to unfavorable weather conditions, we are waving off tonight’s undocking of the AX1 mission from [International] Space Station,” the statement said on Tuesday. Axiom Space, NASA and SpaceX teams are assessing the next best opport ty for the return of the Axiom-1 mission, the statement added. On April 8, Axiom-1 crew members – Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria of the ted States and Spain, pilot Larry Connor of the ted States, mission specialist Eytan Stibbe of Israel and mission specialist Mark Pathy of Canada – successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard the Dragon Endeavor spacecraft on its third flight to the International Space Station. The crew was tasked with completing more than 25 science experiments in a microgravity environment on the INternational Space Station. /SPUTNIK GNK

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