Axiom-1: the first totally private crew arrives at the International Space Station

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Four astronauts who set out on the first totally private mission arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.

The crew is called Axiom-1 and the name comes from Axiom, a commercial spaceflight company that hopes to build its own space station in the next few years.

The expedition members took off on Friday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a capsule called Endeavour, assembled on a SpaceX Falcon rocket at 15:17 GMT, and arrived after 12:40 GMT the next day.

A former astronaut with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Michael Lopez-AlegriaHe is in command of the mission.



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