Ax-1 Mission | Launch
On Friday, August 8 at 11:17 a.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission, Dragon’s fifth human spaceflight to the International Space Station, from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission is the first all-private human spaceflight mission to the International Space Station. The Ax-1 crew will participate in educational outreach and conduct innovative research experiments while on the orbiting laboratory.
Live webcast coverage will resume approximately two hours before docking, which is targeted for 7:45 a.m. ET (11:45 UTC) on Saturday, April 9. Follow Dragon and the Ax-1 astronauts’ flight to the International Space Station below.