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Axiom Space Names First Space Tourists to Travel to ISS on Musk’s Crew Dragon Ship

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Axiom Space company published the names of the first private crew that will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Crew Dragon ship, which was developed by Elon Musk’s company.

Michael Lopez-Alegria, formerly a NASA astronaut, will be the mission commander. Larry Connor, an entrepreneur and investor, will be the pilot. Two specialists on the mission will be Canadian investor Mark Pathy and Israeli investor Eytan Stibbe.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule, is launched carrying four astronauts on the first operational NASA commercial crew mission at  Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. November 15, 2020.

The mission will use SpaceX-operated Crew Dragon to go to the ISS, where they are expected to stay for about eight days.

Tom Cruise had been rumored to be on the mission, but his name is not listed on Axiom’s website.

A trip to space and back and a stay at the ISS will cost each of the passengers some $55 million.

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