It is the first entirely private crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – whose journey home has now been further delayed. There is still no specific return date for the four astronauts.
Return of a group of space tourists from the International Space Station ISS And it’s getting delayed. Private space company Axiom Space said online that on Tuesday, the undocking of four international astronauts had been postponed for the second time.
The reason for the delay is bad weather. So the group will spend “a few more days” in space, it said without a specific new return date.
The “X-1” mission is approaching the ISS in early April: Undocking has now been postponed again. (Source: UPI Photo/Imago Images)
The group – which includes Spanish-American astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, American entrepreneur Larry Connor, Israeli entrepreneur Eyton Stibbe and Canadian investor Mark Pethe – departed Cape Cosmodrome at the Crew Dragon space capsule Canaveral in the US state of Florida on April 8. ,
The trip to the ISS is organized by the private space company Axiom Space in collaboration with the US space agency. NASA And SpaceXa company owned by a billionaire Elon Musk, There have been individual space tourists aboard the ISS several times, but the so-called “X-1” mission is the first entirely private crewed mission.
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