The first all-private mission to the International Space Station is now targeting launch no earlier than Friday, April 8 at 11:17 a.m. EDT.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and joined the Falcon 9 rocket in Florida late last week.
Axiom Space says the team is continuing with pre-launch processing work in the hangar ahead of vehicle rollout on Tuesday, April 5.
The dry dress rehearsal with the Ax-1 crew will take place on Wednesday, April 6, followed by an integrated static fire test of the rocket on the same day.
The private company, Axiom Space, is paying SpaceX to launch the Axiom Mission-1 with three businessmen who bought flights for an undisclosed amount of money, along with Axiom's vice president.
Axiom Space Vice President and former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría will command the mission and launch in the Crew Dragon Endeavour alongside customers Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy.