What rocket will launch the Axiom modules?
Quote from: Jcc on 03/06/2020 12:08 amWhat rocket will launch the Axiom modules?Not announced yet. It will be launched in 2024 so I think we are about 2 years away from that. As in that time frame there could possibly be many new launch vehicles available (and existing ones with new longer fairings) they have good reasons to wait
So it sounds like the commander will be a SpaceX employee as the quote "will transport a commander professionally trained by Axiom" doesn't explicitly say the commander will be an Axiom employee.This is also great news for the ISS as it will place more Dragon 2's in the pipeline that NASA could potentially use if needed.
The NASA take on SpaceX’s private space tourism deals:A NASA spokesperson said Axiom's tourism plan is in line with its "broad strategy to facilitate the commercialization" of space but the agency's priority is to get Crew Dragon ready to fly its own astronauts.
Any information (or guesses) on how much each of the three private astronauts will be paying Axiom?
Quote from: Markstark on 03/06/2020 02:32 pmAny information (or guesses) on how much each of the three private astronauts will be paying Axiom?No less, I would imagine, than what NASA will be paying SpaceX per crew seat: about $55 million. Both companies will need to make a profit, and since they're going to ISS they are going to have to go through pretty much the same training, testing and paperwork of a regular NASA crew flight. I'm not including NASA mission training in that, but they still need to learn ISS operations and safety procedures, as well as Crew Dragon operations and safety procedures.
Does SpaceX have any former astronauts on the payroll?
On March 4, 2011, SpaceX announced that Reisman would be joining the company as a senior engineer working on astronaut safety and mission assurance. He was later promoted to director of crew operations. On May 31, 2018, Reisman announced he would leave his position at SpaceX, but remain as a "consultant," stating he could not pass up a job to teach human spaceflight at the nearby University of Southern California.
Is there a section for Axiom and the ISS Axiom modules? I searched and didn't see any.
Axiom Space CEO Mike Suffredini said his company's private trip to the ISS with SpaceX is scheduled for October 2021, so Demo-2 helped "our customers know that it's going to be real."Axiom plans to announce the 3 passengers in a month or so.