top of page
  • NEWS Desk Global

FOUR ASTRONAUTS, INCLUDING TURKEY'S FIRST, ARRIVE AT SPACE STATION




A four-man crew including Turkey’s first astronaut arrived at the International Space Station early on Saturday for a two-week stay in the latest mission arranged entirely at commercial expense by Axiom Space. The rendezvous came about 37 hours after the Axiom's quartet's Thursday evening liftoff in a rocket ship from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Both the Crew Dragon vessel and the Falcon 9 rocket that carried it to orbit were supplied, launched and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX under contract with Axiom, they were in the first two Axiom missions to the ISS since 2022. The Crew Dragon autonomously docked with the ISS at 5:42 a.m. EDT as the two space vehicles were flying roughly 250 miles over the South Pacific.

4 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page