The Crew Dragon spacecraft transported four tourists to the ISS

Elon Musk's SpaceX, in partnership with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), successfully launched a Falcon-9 rocket into low Earth orbit on April 8 with a full commercial crew of four.

On April 9, the Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The Falcon-9 rocket was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Ax-1 mission is led by the private company Axiom Space, whose goal is to launch the first commercial space station in 2024.

The crew included American businessman Larry Connor, Canadian investor Mark Patty and Israeli businessman Ethan Stibbe. The crew commander is Michael Lopez-Alegria, a former NASA astronaut and Axiom Space officer.

The spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS, and the space tourists joined the 67th Expeditionary Exploration Team at the ISS. The tourists are scheduled to spend about 10 days in orbit and at least 8 days in space.

SpaceX first sent a commercial crew to HKS in September 2021. The purpose of the flight was to raise $ 200 million for cancer hospitals in the United States. One of the crew members was being treated for the disease.