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Axiom Mission 1: NASA to preview first private astronaut mission to ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA experts will preview the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, on Monday.

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The news conference will start at 11 a.m.

The launch is scheduled to lift off at 2:46 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 from Kennedy Space Center.

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Axiom Space astronauts Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe will board a Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA said the astronauts will complete more than 25 research experiments developed for microgravity in collaboration with health and science organizations across the globe during the 10-day mission.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.